fbpx

Trauma Unit

Our Trauma Unit offers an emergency service for the older person with a likely hip fracture following a fall.  This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, multidisciplinary service with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Consultant Physicians, nurses, physiotherapist and occupational therapists all working together to treat the cause of the fall as well as getting the patient home as quickly as possible.

Trauma Unit

Our Trauma Unit offers an emergency service for the older person with a likely hip fracture following a fall.  This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, multidisciplinary service with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Consultant Physicians, nurses, physiotherapist and occupational therapists all working together to treat the cause of the fall as well as getting the patient home as quickly as possible.

This service was designed to reduce the pressure on casualty departments by providing a direct admission facility for people seeking private healthcare.

One particular feature of this service is that we also investigate the reason for the fall. It is not always due to a simple trip, often it is caused by a medical problem such as low blood pressure or heart disease. By involving the Consultant Physician at the point of admission, we endeavour to reduce the likelihood of readmission to hospital.

Please Note: This service is not suitable for people involved in road traffic accidents or people who have, as a result of their trauma, been knocked unconscious.

How to access the service

One telephone call to the Duty Manager 24 hours a day is all it takes. Call 020 7806 4000 and ask to speak to the 08 bleep holder and we will do everything else.

We do need to speak to a medical practitioner to establish suitability to access the service.

This service is covered by most medical insurance companies.

Other orthopaedic trauma

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth’s urgent care centre – Casualty First is able to assess and treat all minor trauma, accidents and acute illness.

This self-paying acute medical centre centre can treat fractures, sprains and other trauma with virtually no waiting time.

If an onward referral is required to a specialist Orthopaedic Consultant, this can be usually be arranged within 24 hours with many appointments taking place the same day.  Onward referrals and further treatment are routinely covered by medical insurance.

Contact us

No appointments are necessary.

Please note that Casualty First does not accept head injuries or major accidents. In the event of an emergency dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.

For further information please call the centre on 020 7432 8300.

Out-of-hours call 020 7806 4000 and ask to speak to the 08 bleep holder who can arrange admission to hospital.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 8.00am – 8.00pm

private a&e london

Urgent Care Clinic

Our Urgent Care Clinic offers almost instant access to experienced doctors, seven days a week.

A patient speaking to a receptionist

Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7432 8300.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

    Make an enquiry

    Latest articles

    The latest news, insights and views from St John and Elizabeth Hospital.

    Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, read expert articles and interviews with our leading specialist Consultants, learn more about common conditions and get your questions answered.

    05th July 2022

    What to expect as you recover from a stroke

    The sooner you begin therapy after a stroke, the more likely you are…

    first signs of mini-stroke

    24th May 2022

    The first signs of a mini-stroke and how to recover

    Having a stroke is a frightening experience, which over 100,000 people go through…

    home remedies for stomach pain

    05th May 2022

    Home remedies for stomach pain and when you should go to the hospital

    We all know what it’s like to have an upset tum or be…

    About hje hospital

    18th March 2022

    About St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

    Over the coming months, in planned phases, we’re opening the last few areas…

    health insurance

    18th March 2022

    Should you get health insurance?

    When it comes to paying for private healthcare, there are two main options…

    staying healthy while travelling

    17th March 2022

    5 tips for staying healthy abroad

    After the past couple of years we’ve had, you might be itching to…

    Private Cyst Removal

    20th January 2022

    What are cysts, and is cyst removal always needed?

    Cysts are a common skin condition, but what causes them, and do you…

    treatment after stroke

    18th January 2022

    Treatment after a stroke: What can you expect?

    A stroke occurs every five minutes in the UK. Post-stroke treatment is critical…

    medical professional looking into microscope

    12th January 2022

    Under the microscope: The many benefits of private healthcare

    Whatever your situation, there might come a point when you consider going private…

    shoulder pain

    11th January 2022

    What causes shoulder pain and what can you do about it?

    The shoulder is made up of various joints and tendons that allow a…

    gallbladder attack

    04th December 2021

    Are you having a gallbladder attack? Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment

    A gallbladder attack can happen at a moment’s notice and cause aggressive pain….

    overactive bladder

    02nd December 2021

    Constantly need to pee? How to treat an overactive bladder

    If you regularly get the feeling that you’ve “got to go”, you’re not…