The Trust

Ward 10 and Trauma & Orthopaedics

The Orthopaedic Unit at the East Cheshire NHS Trust is committed to provide high standards of quality care. The unit has one ward - Ward 10.

Ward 10

Ward 10 is on the upper level. This area specialises in caring for patients with orthopaedic trauma, i.e. accidental injuries.  Patients are also admitted for a range of elective procedures, including joint replacements and day case surgery. Elective joint replacement patients follow an enhanced recovery plan which has been developed by the Multi-Disciplinary Team. Although the ward looks after both male and female patients, we only put patients of the same sex in each of the larger rooms. Our nurses work in teams, with each team having both trained nurses and healthcare assistants working together to give our patients continuous care.

Our nursing team is supported by a variety of specialists whose ultimate aim is to provide your care in a comfortable, clean and friendly environment


Orthopedics entrance

Who's who

You will see many different members of staff during you visit to Ward 10, below is a list of their titles and the uniforms they wear. See our Who's who section for more information.

  • Matron – Black dress with grey stripes
  • Unit manager – Navy blue tunic and trousers
  • Ward sister – Navy blue tunic and trousers
  • Staff nurse – White tunic with blue piping and navy blue trousers
  • Health care assistant – White tunic with yellow piping and navy blue trousers
  • Housekeeper – Lilac tunic and navy blue trousers
  • Rehab assistant – Red polo T-shirt and navy blue trousers
  • Ward clerk – Blue and white print blouse and black trousers/skirt
  • Domestic – Light blue tunic and navy blue trousers
  • Preoperative Specialist (PSP)/Pain Nurse – black tunic with pink piping and black trousers.
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists

The medical team

Each orthopaedic consultant has a registrar, senior house officer (SHO) and PSP working with them, the consultants are:

  • Mr J. Fischer
  • Mr K. Barnes
  • Mr S. A. Kershaw
  • Mr M. Waseem
  • Mr Bassi
  • Mr T. Mahmud
  • Mr N. Fisher
  • Mr K. R. Ratnam
  • Mr Madhu

During your stay on ward 10

We may need to move you within the ward to a different bed space or on occasion to another suitable ward; this decision is always made to ensure the best quality care can be given to all our patients.

Visiting times

Visiting times are from 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm. If you need to visit outside these times please speak to the ward sister or staff nurse.

Meal times

Breakfast: 7.45 am –   8.15 am
Lunch: 12.00 am – 12.30 am
Dinner: 5.00 pm –   5.30 pm
There are also regular tea and coffee rounds during the day. The ward supports the trusts protected meal time policy, which is one hour at both lunch and dinner; this is a secure time in which meals will not be interrupted. We appreciate you supporting this policy.

Helpful information

Please can we remind visitors to wash their hands on entering and leaving the ward, there are hand washing facilities on the corridor prior to the ward entrance. Hand washing is monitored by our matrons.
We also ask that visitor’s don’t sit on the patients beds. If there are insufficient chairs in the bedroom, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of staff to find you a chair.
The hospital has a shop near the main hospital entrance; they have a mobile trolley that visits the ward most days, selling papers, magazines and sweets.
The hospital has a Discharge Team who work closely with the ward staff and other therapists. The aim is to ensure your return home/or to other area is safe, organised and appropriate.

More information

Contact details

Ward 10
Orthopaedic Unit
Macclesfield District General Hospital,
Victoria Road
SK10 3BL
Telephone: 01625 661010

Directions: You are able to access the Orthopaedic Unit from the main hospital, by travelling along the main corridor on the upper floor until you reach ward 10 on your right. Or you can park in the orthopaedic car park and enter through the orthopaedic outpatient entrance following directions for the main hospital, Ward 10 will be on your left. 

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