Trauma & Orthopaedics

Caring for patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trauma & Orthopaedic Department looks after patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Each year we carry out around 3,000 emergency operations (Trauma) and 6,300 elective operations at our two surgical trauma units at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle. We offer both inpatient and day case surgery, and have a wide range of outpatient services to support patients throughout the county.

The department is renowned for carrying out a significant amount of cutting­-edge trauma surgery and we have a number of surgeons who are recognised nationally and internationally for their pioneering work in areas such as young adult hip surgery, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, complex foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery.

The department also has two full time regular serving military consultants, one from the Army and one from the Royal Navy. They fulfil NHS commitments as well as their military duty at home and abroad.

Find out more about our Fracture Clinic

Trauma & Orthopaedics Team and Contacts

Urgent, Emergency and Trauma Care Group

Clinical Director

Mike Butler

Specialty Lead

Shaun Sexton

Governance Lead

Palakkad Easwarran

General Manager

Jo Floyd

Trauma Lead Manager

Janine Webster

Matron

Kate Schroeder Hockey

Fracture Clinic Sister

Anita Beckerleg

Elective Orthopaedics at St Michael’s Hospital

Clinical Director
Mark Norton

Governance Lead

Sean Dixon

Manager – St Michael’s Hospital

Chloe Parr

Matron – St Michael’s Hospital

Nicola Goddard

Clinical Admin Lead

Kate Ford

Other useful numbers

Fracture Clinic

01872 253091

Plaster Room

01872 253234

For concerns or questions about boots, braces and splints

01872 252880