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The Royal Gwent Hospital is a large District General Hospital serving the people of South Gwent and the Eastern Valleys. It provides all the main medical and surgical specialty treatments and is fully supported by Radiology and Pathology services. Through its Accident and Emergency department, it takes in trauma patients for treatment in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department. Patients are cared for by the eleven Consultants and associated junior surgeons, ward, theatre and out-patient nurses, and physiotherapists, acting as a cohesive integrated team.


The Orthopaedics unit in the Royal Gwent offers a complete trauma and elective service. The department is staffed by Consultants with a very high degree of sub-specialisation. This subspecialisation is both for trauma and elective surgery. We believe, along with other large centres, that this professional service development enhances treatment quality


Mr Kulkarni leads the Shoulder and Elbow unit and provides a comprehensive trauma and elective service to the population of Gwent. He also provides a tertiary service for second opinions and has referrals from Bristol, Cardiff, Bridgend, Carmarthen, Gloucester, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd and Rhondda.


Trauma operations are performed in the main theatre suite at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in dedicated orthopaedic clean air theatres. Elective (non-urgent) surgery is performed in the dedicated St Woolos wing, in the newly commissioned ultra modern Orthopaedic Surgical Unit (O.S.U). This is equipped with the latest state of art equipment and technology.



Mr. Kulkarni leads Clinical Governance in the department to ensure that nationally accepted standards are rigorously checked and maintained. The Department follows NICE guidelines.







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