25 October 2019

The Orthotics department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) has moved to a new location, to improve care for patients.

The Orthotics Team outside their new clinic

The Orthotics clinics were previously held in the Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic in the Outpatients department at RSH. However, they have now moved permanently to the Mytton Oak House at the hospital.

The relocation is to provide more suitable clinical facilities for the staff and patients. Orthotics helps to treat and rehabilitate patients by providing devices to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort.

Jane Dewsbury, Principal Orthotist at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), which runs Orthotics at RSH, said the new facilities were already making a difference to patients and staff.

She said: “The new location is absolutely fantastic, the facilities for our patients and staff are excellent.

“It’s a larger space than our previous location, so we’ve got plenty of room to store our equipment safely, as well as a bigger clinic room, which is handy for our patients.

“It’s got a waiting area for patients and also hand washing facilities for our admin staff within their office.

“It’s also a much lighter, ventilated space.

“Thanks must go to the team for their patience and hard work in ensuring the move was success.

“I’d also like to thank our colleagues at SaTH for helping make the relocation happen. It’s already making a huge difference to our patients and staff.”

Sara Biffen, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at SaTH, said: “Having these facilities in a purpose built area will lead to a much greater experience for our patients, and we are delighted to be working with RJAH.”