May 14, 2021

London Bridge Hospital launch new Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme

The UK’s leading independent hospital, London Bridge Hospital (part of HCA Healthcare UK), has today announced the launch of a new Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme, for patients who require complex surgery and/or comprehensive rehabilitation following a major trauma. 

The level of first wave care provided by NHS Major Trauma Centres to patients who have suffered a major orthopaedic trauma - such as those caused by road traffic accidents, extreme sports injuries, or major falls - is currently outstanding. However, the demand for a specialist rehabilitation programme following this level of trauma is growing every day. 

London Bridge Hospital’s new service looks to bridge the gap. Led by London’s leading NHS trauma doctors, patients will receive first rate surgical care in outstanding facilities, followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation programme aimed at ‘getting people back to normality.’ This service also provides surgical and rehabilitation care for patients repatriated following accidents abroad or from countries where this level of care is not currently available.

Through a holistic multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach, every patient will receive a bespoke surgical and/or rehabilitation plan and have access to specialist care from a team of leading trauma surgeons and rehabilitation doctors, plastic surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists, prosthetists, orthotists, and dietitians – who will be there to aid every step of the recovery process. 

The service will also provide patients with access to better technology in their rehabilitation, including the use of muscle stimulators to get muscles working early, and anti-gravity treadmills to allow mobility before the patient can walk again.

Mr Paul Culpan, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital and lead of the new programme, said:
“Specialist care following a major trauma is currently very limited. The new Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme will offer a solution to this problem and gives patients the best possible chance of rebuilding their health, and lives, after a major trauma.

This service offering is like nothing else available in London. Led by a team of people who are working with major trauma cases every day, and using advanced technologies and therapies, our multi-disciplinary approach will enable us to get the best out of each step of rehabilitation and recovery.”

Janene Madden, CEO of London Bridge Hospital, said:
The new Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme is a unique private service in London, and something we are very excited to be launching formally at London Bridge Hospital. We regularly receive patients from the Middle East, or those repatriated from abroad, following road accidents, who require multiple surgeries alongside intensive rehabilitation. This service is now being made more accessible for UK patients through a formalised program.

By bringing together a team of the capital’s leading consultants and medics specialising in trauma, the service will offer our patients access to the very best level of care and chance of recovery.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme will offer care to patients who may have:

  • Complex Fractures involving one or both lower limbs
  • Complex Fractures involving pelvic ring needing
  • Combination of pelvic and lower limb fractures
  • Combination of upper and lower limb fractures
  • Major Fractures of spine without spinal cord injury
  • Major single or multiple limb amputations of any cause
  • Combination of above injuries

London Bridge Hospital supports pre-approved medevac transfers from abroad.
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London Bridge Hospital launch new Orthopaedic Trauma Rehabilitation Programme
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