Trauma and Orthopaedics

Trauma and Ortho

We are providing our patients with a streamlined service through video and phone technology.

We are using Attend Anywhere (Video Consultation) and Virtual Clinic (Telephone Consultations) to provide patients with easy access to the service.

If you have sustained an injury and visited the Emergency Department at either Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital you may have been advised that you will be reviewed in the Virtual Fracture Clinic.

The Virtual Fracture Clinic Team consists of senior trauma and orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and associated practitioners. If the Emergency Department have asked for your care to be reviewed in the Virtual Fracture Clinic you will receive a telephone call by a member of the team to discuss your injury and how best to manage it.

While you are waiting for your telephone call please review the information pages below (please note these links are to external website, the content was accurate at time of publication of the links, however your treatment may vary depending on what your injury requires).

Acute Injury Management

Fitting your Boot

Fitting your Humeral Brace

Fitting your Knee Brace

Fracture Prevention & Osteoporosis

Living with a sling

Preventing a DVT

Using crutches

With the ongoing national focus on managing the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust have made changes to our Orthopaedic services to protect our patients and community, to minimise the risk of spreading the virus and increase the availability of beds for sick patients.

In keeping with the principles of social distancing the Trust has already issued advice regarding attendance and visitation to the hospitals. However, to further mitigate the risk and protect our patients as best we can the Trauma & Orthopaedic department has implemented the following strategy in collaboration with the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry

Trauma Services

  • All adult trauma including surgery has transferred to has been transferred to RJAH in Oswestry
  • Where possible we are encouraging patients to only attend hospital for emergencies.
  • Where appropriate follow up appointments at fracture clinics will be carried out by telephone or delayed. Where face to face appointments are required adult appointments will predominately take place at RJAH and paediatrics at PRH. You will be informed by letter and/or telephone of your appointment location.


If you have a trauma injury that you feel needs emergency treatment and you are able to travel without needing an ambulance please attend the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury.

Paediatric (aged 15 years and under)

If your child has a trauma injury that you feel needs emergency treatment and you are able to travel without needing an ambulance please attend the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Elective Services

Although we fully understand and empathise that most of our patients struggle with significant pain and dysfunction we are currently halting all non-emergency surgeries and clinics to ensure that we minimise the risk of further spreading COVID-19.

We are sorry if you or your family have been affected by this decision.

You may find useful information via the following links:



Fracture Advice

Welcome to the Shropshire Orthopaedic (MSK) Centre. We are a team of dedicated and specialist healthcare professionals who provide a wide range of Orthopaedic treatments and operations.

Elective and Emergency Trauma Orthopaedic Services are provided at both the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, as well as outreach Orthopaedic Clinics run at several locations across Shropshire. We provide services for people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, mid Wales and beyond.

Both sites provide an extensive Orthopaedic Trauma service and Fracture Clinics for a wide range of bone and soft-tissue injuries. The Specialist Team at Princess Royal Hospital also provide a wide range of elective (planned) surgical procedures, including Hip, Knee and Shoulder replacement surgery.

Key Info

Contact details

01952 641222 Ext 4656

MSK Supervisor/Administration Manager: Cheryl Humphries
Princess Royal: 01952 641222 ext 4486
Royal Shrewsbury: ext 3402

Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.

Associated Wards & Services

Day Surgery/Trauma and Orthopaedics (Princess Royal Hospital)
Ward 4 (Princess Royal Hospital) Trauma Ward
Ward 17 (Princess Royal Hospital) Elective Orthopaedic Ward