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Hip Fracture Service

Our Hip Clinic offers a specialised service tailored for patients who are likely to suffer from a hip fracture following a fall. The service integrates all national guidelines into a cohesive care pathway, delivering optimised care for patients with hip fractures.

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Our Hip Clinic offers a specialised service tailored for patients who are likely to suffer from a hip fracture following a fall. We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary service featuring dedicated teams that include:

  • Experienced orthopaedic surgeons leading the surgical care.
  • Care of the elderly consultants coordinating the medical care.
  • A fantastic, dedicated team of nurses, physiotherapists, and rehabilitation specialists working together to address the root cause of the fall and ensure a swift return home for the patient.

Our service integrates all national guidelines into a cohesive care pathway, delivering optimised care for patients with hip fractures.

In our state-of-the-art, laminar flow orthopedic theaters, our skilled surgical team employs the latest technology to stabilise fractures or replace broken hips, effectively treating pain and restoring mobility.

A distinctive feature of our service is the investigation of the fall’s underlying cause. Falls are not always due to simple trips; they are often the result of medical issues such as low blood pressure or heart disease. By involving elderly care physicians at the point of admission, we strive to reduce the chances of hospital readmission.

Please Note: This service is not suitable for individuals involved in road traffic accidents or those who have lost consciousness due to trauma.

Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya, General Medicine Physician, works with our orthopaedic and stroke patients and provides an impartial second opinion to cases. Dr Bhattacharyya explains his role and how it helps link together the different aspects of a patient’s care.

“My job is to get the patient ready for surgery and help get them back to where they were, and if possible, even better. Many patients come in with one thing and actually have multiple symptoms that need treating. My role is to work out what to treat first and their pathway to recovery.

A common issue I see is a fractured ‘Neck of Femur’, which is a type of hip fracture. Recovering from this can be a challenge for elderly patients who need to relearn skills following a fall, or for those with dementia that do not know how to relearn and are not scared to fall again due to memory loss.

What is crucial here is for all those involved in the patient’s care to work as a team throughout every step of the patient’s journey, whilst keeping the patient front and centre;  from diagnostics to surgery, personalised nursing and physiotherapy aftercare.

This is something we do really well at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.”

How to pay for your treatment

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.