COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in place at our hospital

We would like to remind you that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. This includes limitations on visiting patients, and infection control measures such as wearing face masks, temperature checks and maintaining social distancing when at our hospital.

Patient Information Leaflets

You can also view Patient Information Leaflets by A-Z.

Leaflets can be translated on-demand by pressing the 'Accessibility' button at the top of this page, and then choose 'Translate this page'. Alternatively you can request leaflets in another language or format by contacting our Patient and Family Experience Team.

  • Cervical Collar

    A cervical collar is a neck brace that limits the movement of your neck while providing you with support and can also provide some pain relief.

  • Cervical Spine Surgery

    The surgical procedure that you are to be admitted for depends on your specific requirements, but this information is for those who are to have surgery performed in the cervical spine (neck area). 

  • Halo jacket system

    The system you are wearing is called a halo jacket system and is specifically designed to hold your neck still whilst the bones in your neck heal, in a similar way to how a broken leg or arm would be put into plaster to stop it moving whilst it heals.

  • Lumbar microdiscectomy

    A lumbar microdiscectomy is performed for someone who has a prolapsed disc in the lower back area, sometimes known as a slipped disc.

  • Lumbar puncture under X-ray control

    A lumbar puncture (LP) is a procedure used to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF testing can provide your doctors with information about how the brain and spinal cord is working.

  • Lumbar spine surgery

    Information to help you understand what will happen to you during your time with us for lumber spinal surgery. It also contains your physiotherapy exercises for you to do following your surgery and some general advice following lumbar spinal surgery.

  • Lumber fractures

    This patient information has been designed to help give you information about your condition. It is an overview for patients who have sustained a fracture (break) to the bones in the lumbar spine (lower back area).

  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) - Information for patients being considered

    Information for patients being considered for spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

  • Tethered spinal cord

    Tethered spinal cord and the treatment for it

  • Thoracic fractures

    This patient information has been designed to help give you information about thoracic fractures.

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