About this service

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Trauma and Orthopaedic department provides a comprehensive trauma and elective service, that diagnoses and treats conditions and disorders of the limbs and joints.  

Our team of highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeons provide a wide range of high quality elective (planned) orthopaedic and trauma procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Trauma patients are often referred to the department via the Accident and Emergency department or as part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Major Trauma Centre, in partnership with the Walton Centre and the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Services and treatments provided include:

  • 24-hour on-call service for all trauma cases
  • Fracture and elective clinics
  • Specialist arthroplasty (joint replacement) clinics
  • A GP hotline
  • A bone donation facility
  • Physiotherapy triage clinics
  • Dressing clinics
  • Orthotic department.

The aim of the department is to provide efficient, friendly and high quality advice, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to enable optimum recovery.

Referral information

Referral to the service can come via the Physiotherapy department, through our Musculo Skeletal Assessment Service (MCAS) team via GP or referral through A&E.

The team

The Trauma and Orthopaedics department is comprised of highly experienced orthopaedic consultants and doctors supported by the nursing team, physiotherapists, theatre staff and support teams.

The department also employs a full time research coordinator to work with the medical and professional staff on numerous research projects.