To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.
If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:
new continuous cough and/or
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
The RNOH is recognised as a leading UK tertiary centre for the treatment of complex peripheral nerve injuries. Services include highly complex brachial lumbar plexus nerve repair and nerve transplantations in both infants and adults. Some patients are seen and treated as emergencies as a result of acute trauma, and others are referred because of chronic problems associated with earlier injury. The unit also deals with nerve tumours in the upper and lower limbs.
The services offered include:
Exploration, repair and non-operative treatment in adult brachial plexus injury
Exploration, repair and non-operative treatment in obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPP)
Peripheral nerve injury in upper or lower limbs
Palliative upper limb surgery after central nervous lesion i.e. reconstruction of spastic deformity
Injuries to the lumbo-sacral plexus
Surgical reconstruction of limb function after peripheral nerve injury