Around 30 staff members attended the first staff Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation event at Ninewells Hospital in the ward 18/19 Demo room.
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Care Group Director for Orthopaedics and Surgery Sankar Sripada and programme lead Audrey Warden gave a brief presentation about the Shaping Orthopaedic Services programme and highlighted the ongoing consultation about the proposed plans.
Staff also had an opportunity to ask questions throughout the 2.5 hour session and discussions covered a number of key areas. These included questions and feedback on patient admissions, discharge into community rehabilitation, bed capacity, waiting times, patient transport, recruitment and AHP services.
The next staff sessions in Angus and Perthshire are currently being arranged and will be shared with staff across NHS Tayside as soon as possible.
For further information on Shaping Orthopaedic Services in Tayside, please visit www.transformingtayside.scot.nhs.uk