Whittington Hospital

Whittington Health NHS Trust is a District General Hospital, which is a five minutes’ walk from Archway underground tube station. Most of the trainees are from the North East Deanery (two from UCH, two from Percival Pott, one from Stanmore) and only one registrar within our North West Deanery comes to this Trust every year. The major trauma centre for this Trust is the Royal London Hospital.

This hospital has good to excellent training opportunities with regards to case mix. The trauma meetings are interactive and every Thursday morning there is a metal work meeting where the week’s operative cases are discussed and registrars are questioned in a FRCS like atmosphere. Depending on the level of seniority the registrars tend to lead as first surgeon with trauma cases with supervision as required from consultants.

Inpatient spine and day-surgery is undertaken at the Whittington Hospital site. Inpatient orthopaedic surgery (arthroplasty) is performed at the Grafton Way Building elective orthopaedic centre on the UCLH campus. There is enough elective work for each respective speciality. Spine is unique here as they perform simple and complex elective operations which not all DGH undertake. Spinal tumours, trauma and cauda equina syndrome gets referred to tertiary referral centres.

The Consultants

Mr R. Shetty – Spine

Mr N. Shetty – Spine

Mr R. Chammaa – Spine

Mr O. Haddo – Shoulder & Elbow

Mr M Rafferty – Knee & Trauma

Mr I. Palaiologos – Hip & Knee

Mr W. Bartlett – Hip & Knee

Mr C. Charalambides – Foot & Ankle

Mr A. O’Gorman – Foot & Ankle

Mr A. Prinja –  Upper Limb

Mr M. Ibrahim – Hip & Knee

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