By: 25 September 2014
Orthopaedic department wins prestigious award

The orthopaedic department at Queen’s Hospital in Romford won the 2014 Training Hospital of the Year Award.

The award was given to Queen’s as it received the highest score for providing “what orthopaedic trainees want”. Categories included the level of supervision for trainees and whether trainees would recommend training at Queen’s Hospital to their colleagues.
The hospital was particularly strong at providing an excellent trauma meeting and was praised for the quality of teaching it provided in clinics.

Two of the Trust’s trainers, John Hambridge and Krishna Vemulapalli, were nominated as the regional trainers of the year for London. The award was received from the Royal London Trauma and Orthopaedic Society.

Mr Al-Sabti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Trauma Orthopaedics, said: “I am thrilled that Queen’s Orthopaedic Department has won this award. It is a testament to the quality of our department and the standard of the teaching experience we offer. Our staff work hard to ensure that the quality of teaching is second to none and it is great that this hard work has been recognised.”