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ROCS (Royal Orthopaedic Community Service)

0121 685 4020    

Wound Infection Helpline

Is your wound red, inflammed, hot, painful, hard or leaking discharge? It's probably nothing to worry about, but call us to check.

8am - 4pm, Mon - Fri (excludes bank holidays)


The Royal Orthopaedic Community Service (ROCS) team provide care for patients at home following orthopaedic surgery. The ROCS team cover a radius of 25 miles from the hospital and work closely with Infection Services to deliver complex care in the community. They also respond to helpline calls and support patients with post-operative wounds.
The ROCS team is a multidisciplinary team with a broad mix of skills and specialities. They are adaptable and focus on the individual needs of patients, putting people at the centre of their care. They offer exceptional patient experience and deliver excellent clinical and person-centred outcomes.

Common Procedures

  • Wound care (including negative pressure wound therapy)
  • Administering IV antibiotics at home
  • Post-discharge care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Support and encouragement

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