Alder Hey Hospital Foundation Trust
Rose trained in Liverpool doing the combined registration course (RGN /RSCN) in 1980.
In 1984 started her career journey in Orthopaedics doing the Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. On completion of the course worked as a Staff Nurse then Ward Sister on the Paediatric Unit at Oswestry
1994 she was appointed to her current post. Initially appointed to set up and provide a Hospital at Home service to support early discharge. The role now also includes a specialist nurse role within the Limb Reconstruction and Hip teams.
Alison started her training as an Adult Nurse in Southport 1981
In 1985 she started her career at Alder Hey where she developed an interest in theatre nursing. She then commenced on an Operating Department Nursing course where she gained experience in all specialities.
On completion of the course she returned to Alder Hey theatres and developed a special interest in Orthopaedics.
In 1994 she returned to her studies and qualified as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse.
In 2005 she was asked to join the Limb Reconstruction team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, were she divides her time between theatre and outpatients (fixator nurse) clinic.
As part of the Liverpool LRS team she teaches nationally and international.
Hayley graduated from the university of Salford in 2005 and started working in Alder Hey as a Physiotherapist in 2009.
She worked in clinical gait analysis for 8 years and during this time was involved in a number of research projects with Liverpool John Moores University.
In 2019 she specialised in limb reconstruction and orthopaedic outpatients. She has a specific interest in gait compensations in leg length discrepancy and rehabilitating gait following limb equalisation.
Hayley is trained in acupuncture and is a certified Clinical Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Dave graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2002, and immediately started working at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Having developed an interest in Paediatrics as a student, he moved to Alder Hey in 2004, working through many different areas, including Respiratory Care, Orthopaedics and Neurodevelopmental care in the community.
It was during this period that he decided that he wanted to specialise in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Limb Reconstruction, and began working permanently in out-patients in 2009.
He has a particular interest in conditions affecting the lower limb, working within the post-surgical knee service for several years.
Dave is a member of the British Limb Reconstruction Society, and has been an integral part of the renowned Liverpool Limb Deformity Correction Team, helping maintain best practice within the service and helping introduce new management methods into the care of these patients. He has lectured domestically and internationally at conferences and on courses regarding the management of patients undergoing deformity correction.
Dave is also a member of Haemophilia Chartered Physiotherapists Association offering developmental; assessments, care and support for individuals suffering from bleeding disorders.
Mr Prior trained in Glasgow before moving to Liverpool to complete his orthopaedic training. He later went on to complete fellowships in Leeds and Melbourne, Australia.
Mr Prior has published work on a variety of orthopaedic topics and won regional prizes during his training for research.
He is a regular contributor to the education of trainee surgeons and has previously organised the Alder Hey FRCS instructional course. He is a faculty member on several orthopaedic courses teaching general paediatric orthopaedic surgery, basic science and paediatric limb reconstruction.
Mr Prior has a specialist interest in the correction of congenital and acquired deformities in the upper and lower limbs. He also has a professional interest in the management of complex trauma in children and is the orthopaedic trauma lead for Alder Hey.
Mr Nick Peterson graduated from Liverpool University and spent time working in Melbourne, Australia before returning to join the Mersey trauma and orthopaedic rotation.
During training he was awarded national and regional prizes, published and presented at a national and international level and co-created the mobile application OrthoFlow.
His specialist interest is limb reconstruction surgery and after completing his training in Liverpool he visited units in Baltimore – USA, Cape Town – South Africa and Fukushima – Japan.
Mr Peterson also has a paediatric limb reconstruction practice at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he treats congenital and acquired conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs in children and runs a transition service that allows continuity of care into adulthood.
His practice includes the use of internal and external devices for deformity correction including limb lengthening with magnetic intramedullary nails.
Along with his colleagues in the limb reconstruction department he offers treatment of congenital and acquired deformity, nonunions, posttraumatic deformities and bone infections. Mr Peterson also offers treatment for knee and ankle arthritis.
Mr Selvadurai Nayagam is a limb reconstruction surgeon who has international recognition for his expertise in the care of paediatric and adult patients.
After completing his orthopaedic training in the 1990s, Mr Nayagam set up the limb reconstruction teams in Liverpool at both Alder Hey and the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospitals. This limb reconstruction team has been established as a centre of excellence within the field for many years and has a network of alumni around the globe.,
Mr Nayagam is an editor-in-chief of the journal Strategies in Trauma & Limb Reconstruction and has also edited textbooks such as ’Apley’s System of Orthopaedics and Fractures’ and ‘Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System of Decision Making’. His work on national and international committees has helped to shape standards and guidelines in the field.
Having retired in June 2019 he is currently working part time with his successors and will retire from clinical practice in 2020.
Mr Leroy James is originally from Trinidad & Tobago and studied medicine at University of the West Indies before commencing his orthopaedic training in the Mersey Deanery. His fellowship training in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and limb reconstruction took place at Alder Hey, Oswestry and Melbourne, Australia. He has also visited units in Bristol, Milan and Murnau, Germany.
Mr James is a faculty member for several orthopaedic courses and provides specialist services for limb lengthening, amputation, skeletal dysplasia and metabolic bone disorders. He has a specialist interest in limb deformity surgery, complex foot & ankle pathology, infection and trauma.
Mr James is currently the clinical director of the orthopaedic department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Liverpool Limb Reconstruction Service operates within Liverpool providing care at Broadgreen hospital as the main site for elective limb reconstruction surgery, Aintree Major Trauma Center, Whiston Hospital and Alder Hey Hospitals
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