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Bone and joint surgery to take place in Runcorn
4:30pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
PATIENTS in the town will now have their bone and joint surgery in Runcorn as routine orthopaedic surgery moves from Warrington Hospital.
Staff have been moving into the new Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre at Runcorn’s Halton General Hospital over the Christmas week after the building was taken over by the Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Mel Pickup, chief executive, said: “The move protects orthopaedic surgery from the risk of cancellations due to emergency work and frees up capacity at Warrington Hospital so that we can focus on trauma care and other services there.”
Exceptions to the move include emergency trauma orthopaedic work, children’s orthopaedic surgery and cases where a patient might need critical care support after surgery which will remain at Warrington.
Outpatient clinics will also still be run at Warrington.