Who we are

The Trauma and Orthopaedic service is based across two sites, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital. It provides acute care at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and the majority of elective care at Burnley General Teaching Hospital both delivered by highly skilled specialists. In addition we provide outpatients services at Accrington Victoria Comunity Hospital, Clitheroe Community Hospital, and Pendle Community Hospital.

We are one of the largest departments in the North West.  We have a large clinical team consisting of 20 consultant orthopaedic surgeons, consultants specialised in care of the elderly, specialist trainees , middle grade doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, specialist nurses and junior doctors.

Our facilities

We use a brand new elective centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital for day-case patients, five clean air orthopaedic theatres, award winning elective orthopaedic ward and a Hip and Knee School.  Emergency care is provided at the Royal Blackburn Teaching hospital where we have well-resourced day time operating theatres, 7 days a week from 8:30am -5:30pm.  We have access to additional emergency theatres if required.  RBTH also has two dedicated inpatient wards for acute trauma, B22 and B24 each 23 bedded.  B22 is our dedicated hip fracture ward.

What we do

We have excellent clinical outcomes and short waiting times, providing orthopaedic services that can be broken into the following subspecialties interests

  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Wrist and hand surgery
  • Children (paediatric) surgery

We provide hip fracture care for over 450 patients per year which makes us one of the busiest hospitals in North West. We have consistently provided best practice in this field and achieved one of the highest percentages compare to national average as well as North West average.​​​​

How to access the service

We accept all GP referrals and our time to first appointment is very low in all sub specialties generally ranging between 2 - 5 weeks.

Where to find us

Fracture Clinic appointments are held:

Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

Level 1

Via main entrance

First clinic space on the left


B22 and B24 can be found at

Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

Level 2


Ward 15 (elective inpatients) can be found

Burnley General Teaching Hospital

Area 7

Level 3

Service Leads

Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics – Mr Q Choudry

Directorate Manager for Trauma and Orthopaedics – Mrs Diane Swindlehurst

Matron for Trauma and Orthopaedics – Mrs Michelle Turner


Ward Managers:

Ward 15 – Andrea Warburton

B24 – Kelly Haddock

B22 – Sarah Eastwood


Trauma Lead – Becky Riley

Key Staff

Mr Zubairy / Mr Mohil  - 01282 805227

Mr Marynissen / Mr Jugdey – 01282 804362

Mr Kamath – 01282 804036

Mr Sarin / Mr Goyal – 01282 805006

Mr Aithal / Miss Cullen – 01282 804671

Mr Srinivasan / Mr Bokhari – 01254 735807

Mr Paton  / Mr Hadi – 01254 734165

Mr Mohan / Mr Choudry – 01254 734148

Mr Sloan  – 01254 735506

Mr Sharpe  / Mr Thomas – 01254 735505

Mr Shah - 01254 734157

Mr Younis – 01254 734584

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