“The room is often used for patients who are in shock and/or very upset. It’s great we now have a calming and comfortable space to take them during this time” Helen Alldrick – Outpatients Ward Manager
Young adult rooms complete with entertainment and wall art have been launched across the Trust with support from ROC.
A new ‘wellbeing room’ named in honour of a national hero has been opened for hospital staff at the ROH funded by a £14,000 grant from NHS Charities Together.
Thanks to a donation of almost £5,000, Royal Orthopaedic Charity (ROC) have purchased a handheld ultrasound device for high-definition imaging of superficial structures from nerves and vessels to musculoskeletal and lung imaging up to 7 cm to be used within ROH clinics
In april 2023 The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s (ROH) Physiotherapy and Podiatry departments were relocated to a new site called College Green. Royal Orthopaedic Charity (ROC) have been involved in planning, design and launch of this exciting new site which will be used to support many orthopaedic patients across Birmingham & Solihul.
ROC were pleased to create and implement such a meaningful initiative to give immediate and urgent support to ROH patients nationwide, as well as colleagues who live closer to Birmingham.
A £15,000 renovation funded by ROC’s Children & Young People’s Appeal which includes new sensory facilities, reflection spaces and interactive games available for patients ages 0 – 17 to enjoy!
“The video helps in many ways, one being helping patients come to terms with the condition and understanding how to self-manage its effects. Chronic pain affects individuals’ employment status, daily activities, relationships, mood, sleep and general health among others, implementing this small change can have a great impact on the mental wellbeing of patients.” Liza Tharakan
A small project funded by ROC with incredible results. Individuals involved found that giving patients an ice lolly reduced their length of stay in recovery, improved their wellness, reduced thirst, sore throat and PONV and potentially saved a small amount of money.
Mr Dubrowsky lived in West Bromwich and worked as an engineer. One day while shopping, he fell and hurt his leg. During treatment for his fall he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
Mr Dubrowsky’s legacy has been invested in to a new state-of-the-art laboratory. The ‘Dubrowsky Regenerative Medicine Laboratory’ opened in 2019 and supports some amazing research and development projects. Mr Dubrowsky has left an incredible legacy which will have an impact in the lives of so many patients.
Based on the latest evidence from around the world, the JointCare programme at ROH is setting new standards for NHS hip and knee replacement surgery in England. JointCare is based on a model of ‘wellness’ focussed on movement and recovery. Since the introduction of this programme we now regularly see patients go home just 24 – 48 hours after their surgery.
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