Orthopaedics

Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary Trauma and Orthopaedic service to the population of Mid Mersey, which includes fracture clinics and orthopaedic clinics, day case surgery, trauma and inpatient surgery.
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About this Service

Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary Trauma and Orthopaedic service to the population of Mid Mersey, which includes fracture clinics and orthopaedic clinics, day case surgery, trauma and inpatient surgery.

The service includes:

  • A 24-hour, all year round trauma service providing emergency care for all patients requiring emergency orthopaedic surgical intervention
  • Outpatient services at Warrington Hospital & the Cheshire & Merseyside Treatment Centre (Halton Hospital site)
  • Planned orthopaedic surgery at the Cheshire & Merseyside Treatment Centre (Halton Hospital site) & Warrington Hospital
  • Orthogeriatrician input
  • Dedicated physiotherapy, occupational therapy & orthotic support

The Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre is a purpose built orthopaedic hospital centre with 44 inpatient beds, four operating theatres, dedicated day ward, physiotherapy gym, outpatient and full CT, MRI, x-ray and ultrasound scanning facilities. Our trauma (emergency) orthopaedic surgery work, children's orthopaedic surgery and more complex cases are carried out at Warrington Hospital.

The department is fully recognised for the training of specialists in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. Our consultants also participate as examiners for The Royal College of Surgeons and Liverpool Medical School.

Services Provided

Our Orthopaedic Department provides consultation and treatment for the entire range of orthopaedic problems and benefits from a consultant body with sub-specialist interests in:

  • Primary hip & knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Hip & knee reconstruction
  • Shoulder, elbow surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • Foot, ankle surgery
  • Hand, wrist surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery
Our Team
Consultants
  • Mr Ashutosh Acharya - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr David Atkinson - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Harry Casserly - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Prakash Chandran - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Miss Clare Morgan - Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Mr Nikhil Pradhan - Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon - Clinical Lead
  • Miss Seema Prasad - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Curtis Robb - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Rajiv Sanger - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Ian Shackleford - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Nasir Shah - Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Paul Sherry - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Gareth Stables - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Speciality Lead
  • Mr Leroy James - Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon (Alder Hey Team)
  • Mr Ravi Badge - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
 
Matrons
  • Carole Farrell - Matron
  • Cheryl Finney - Lead Nurse
 
Managers
  • Emma Bailey - Clinical Business Unit Manager
  • Dr Paul Scott - Clinical Director / Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Carol Millington - AHP Lead Manager

Clinic Scheduling

Baby Clinic
  • Monday PM, Orthopaedic Paediatric Clinic with Mr James at Warrington Hospital in the Paediatric Outpatients Department
 
Fracture Clinic
  • Monday PM, Weekly at Warrington Hospital with  Mr James in the Orthopaedic Outpatients Department
 
Fracture and Orthopaedic New Patient Clinic
  • Monday AM, with Mr Sherry, at Warrington Hospital
 
Orthopaedics
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday AM and PM and Tuesday AM at Warrington Hospital with one of our consultant team
  • Monday - Thursday AM and PM, at the Cheshire and Mersey Treatment Centre with one of our consultant team
 
Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Clinic
  • Thursday PM, at Warrington Hospital, with Mr Casserly
 
Shoulder and Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Tuesday PM, at the Cheshire and Mersey Treatment Centre, with Mr Casserly
Research

As well as ensuring that an excellent service is provided to our current patients, the department are looking to the future too and are research active. The service participates in National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio studies, examples include:

  • LUMRAD - International multicentre study looking at development of diagnostic proforma for patients with lumbar radiculopathy (Recruitment completed)
  • FAB - Fractures and Bisphosphonates - multicentre placebo controlled RCT studying the effect of bisphosphonates on fracture healing in distal radius fractures (Recruitment completed)
  • TRIO Popular - Multicentre study investigating the role of pre-operative questionnaire based assessment in predicting poor outcome in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery (Recruitment completed)
  • Dupytren's disease - Multicentre study with the University of Liverpool
  • Carpal tunnel study
  • In Respond- Arthritis UK sponsored study run by Research in Osteoarthritis Manchester (ROAM) (University of Salford and University of Manchester), into the role of insoles in the management of OA knee by assessing whether we can stratify patients into responders or non-responders before prescribing the insoles.
  • The department will be recruiting patients for a commercially funded international multicentre RCT (Novocart 3D trial) comparing Autologous Chondrocyte Transplant (Novocart 3D) with Microfracture for patients with contained chondral defects in the knee
  • Other non NIHR portfolio studies include a multicentre study looking at stem cells and tissue engineering for ACL reconstruction (University of Liverpool)
Where to Find Us

Orthopaedic Outpatients
Appleton Wing
Warrington Hospital
Lovely Lane
Warrington
WA5 1QG

Cheshire and Mersey Treatment Centre
Earls Way
Runcorn
WA7 2HH

Contact Us
Waiting List Queries

For enquiries regarding waiting list admissions please use the following contact numbers:

Mr Atkinson, Mr Casserly, Mr Sanger, Mr Stables - 01928 793778

Mr Shah, Miss Prasad, Mr Corbin, Mr Chandran - 01928 793780

Mr Pradhan, Mr Robb, Mr Acharya, Mr Sherry - 01928 793779

Mr Shackleford, Miss Morgan, Mr Goru - 01928 793777

Consultant Queries

For consultant queries please contact the appropriate secretary on the following contact numbers:

Mr A Acharya - 01928 793752

Mr D Atkinson - 01928 793750

Mr H Casserly - 01928 793753

Mr P Chandran - 01928 793748

Mr P Goru - 01928 793789

Ms C Morgan - 01928 793782

Mr N Pradhan - 01928 793754

Miss S Prasad - 01928 793751

Mr C Robb - 01928 793649

Mr R Sanger - 01928 793784

Mr I Shackleford - 01928 793781

Mr N Shah - 01928 793749

Mr P Sherry - 01928 793783

Mr G Stables - 01928 793835

Appointments

For queries relating to outpatient appointments please ring 01925 662003.

For queries relating to pre-operative assessments please ring 01925 662301 (Warrington) or 01928 793764 (Halton).

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