New service for children now on offer at hospital

Scarborough Hospital Reception feature.Entrance to Hospital.Picture Richard Ponter 122550g
Scarborough Hospital Reception feature.Entrance to Hospital.Picture Richard Ponter 122550g

A new orthopaedic service for children has been launched at Scarborough Hospital.

The trust is delighted to announce the start of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Outpatients service, which has been set up thanks to a clinical alliance with Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust.

The service will enable patients to be seen in the Scarborough locality rather than having to travel to Hull or York for follow-up care.

Mr Suraj Joshy, consultant in orthopaedics at Hull, will run two full-day clinics on a Friday at Scarborough Hospital each month, treating patients under 16 with conditions such as dislocated hips, limps and foot deformities.

Mr Joshy’s special interest is in paediatric orthopaedics. He also provides services in adult trauma as well as foot and ankle surgery.

The hospital is now part of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, following a merger on July 1.

Bosses have reassured patients all the way through the process that they will not be expected to travel to York for treatment.