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Stamford Hospital expands orthopaedic services during coronavirus pandemic

Stamford Hospital has expanded its orthopaedic services during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure patients needing urgent hand surgery have not had to wait for a prolonged period.

The team in the Greenwood day treatment unit at the hospital in Ryhall Road has developed the orthopaedic service to include more complex elective and trauma cases in hand surgery where the patient remains awake under local anaesthetic, in addition to the service they already run.

Orthopaedic consultant Jonathan Jones said: “During the peak of the pandemic most elective surgery across the trust was stopped to ensure staff could focus on treating patients with Covid-19.

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