Who Are RJAH?

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) has been in existence as an independent hospital since 1900 and entered into the NHS in 1948, achieving NHS Trust status in 1994. In August 2011, the hospital was awarded NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital is a leading orthopaedic centre of excellence and our vision is:

“To be the leading centre for high quality, sustainable orthopaedic and related care, achieving excellence in both experience and outcomes for our patients”

We have a national and international reputation for orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine, including research into disorders of bone, joints and muscles. Services and research activities include spinal injuries, rheumatology, sports injuries, stem cell therapy, metabolic disorders and orthotics.

We pride ourselves in achieving orthopaedic excellence and make a significant contribution to training of orthopaedic surgeons, training 10% of all orthopaedic surgeons within the UK through the post graduate training scheme. We also contribute to the training of Pre Registration Healthcare professionals by providing clinical placements for nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, operating department practitioners, orthotic and radiography students. We are also able to offer apprenticeships and work experience placements.

We are a single site hospital based in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border with Wales and therefore, we provide services to the people of both England and Wales, as well as acting as a national healthcare provider. We also host some local services which support the communities in and around Oswestry.

Our purpose is to provide a high quality service to patients in an environment that fosters excellence in teaching and research in order to improve healthcare and the Trust continues to have an excellent reputation with patients and professionals for care and clinical excellence.

For further information about the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust visit our website at: http://www.rjah.nhs.uk/