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Colleagues at the ROH Community Health Hub.

New Health Hub in the local community

Northfield-based Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) has officially opened its refurbished Community Health Hub in Griffins Brook Lane, providing more clinic space for outpatients to access services in the community.

The ROH Community Health Hub is a dedicated clinic space for Musculoskeletal (MSK) patients, providing more capacity for staff and the ability to treat up to an extra 50 patients per working day.

The new location is easier for patients in the community to access, with free on-site parking for patients, accessible entrance, and still just a 10-minute walk away from the main ROH hospital site.

Nikki Mason, Head of Therapy Services at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, said: “We are very excited to open our new hub in the community. We hope this will be less daunting for patients who don’t want to visit the main hospital, and more clinic rooms mean that we’ll be able to see more patients.”

The MSK programme at the ROH aims to provide a single point of quick access for patients requiring assessment and management of musculoskeletal problems.

The Community Health Hub has opened at a time when NHS providers in Birmingham are working collaboratively to transform the way we deliver MSK services to patients in Birmingham. We are introducing new digital initiatives, supporting our MSK workforce and linking our services with wider public health programmes.

Office space at the ROH Community Health Hub also gives additional room for patient calls and MSK team administration, helping colleagues to clear the backlog from the Covid-19 pandemic quicker.

The hub will also support trainee advanced practice physiotherapists and new employees in the MSK service.

As part of the modernisation, furniture has been recycled and LED lighting has been installed in line with the Greener NHS plan to help deliver a Net Zero NHS.