The Trust's Trauma and Orthopaedic department provide a range of services, including the fracture clinic and plaster services, as well treating patients with soft tissue injuries.

Our hospitals offer a range of emergency and elective orthopaedics services including:

  • Trauma service for patients suffering a traumatic orthopaedic injury. This service is consultant delivered and takes the form of responding to Accident and Emergency, outpatient clinics, inpatient and day case surgery.
  • Elective orthopaedic service which involve outpatient consultations for a range of sub specialties including; hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow and hand. Elective surgery is offered on both an inpatient or day case basis, as appropriate.
  • Our Orthopaedic Outreach Team led by a trained orthopaedic nursing sister. This team offer an outreach service to the patient in their own home for both trauma and elective patients.

Contact us

South Tyneside District Hospital

Via the hospital switchboard 0191 4041000

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Ward D43 0191 5699743

Ward D48 0191 5699748

Fracture Clinic 0191 5699015

Finding us

South Tyneside District Hospital

Ward 9 is the inpatient orthopaedic ward and is situated on level 3 of the main hospital block.

Orthopaedic outpatient clinics including trauma clinics are delivered from the main outpatient department of the main hospital building

All patients attending for planned surgery should attend the Surgical Centre Reception on level 1 of the main hospital building.

Sunderland Royal Hospital

The Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic is situated at Sunderland Royal Hospital in Entrance 3 next to the Adult Emergency Department.

Inpatient care is provided from Wards D42, D43 and D48.



Our team

Divisional Director - Sheena Fish

Associate Divisional Director - Caroline Bell

Clincal Director - Paul Dixon

Directorate Manager - Paul Simpson

Matron - Lesley Dobson