As the NHS in Wales deals with one of its biggest ever challenges in the form of COVID-19, Mr Williams is concerned what it means for the long term care of patients. BBC Wales Investigates those dealing with life and death situations including delay to orthopaedic elective surgery and asks if more could have been […]
Mr Williams contributes his opinion to an article by George Winter in this months Royal College Surgeons Bulletin Magazine about the surgical and non surgical impact of COVID-19.
The list of people waiting for routine surgery in Wales is nearly six times longer than a year ago with 57,445 awaiting an operation, figures show. The Royal College of Surgeons has called on Welsh Government to ramp up the development of so-called “green zones” or “Covid-light” areas in hospitals. These are wards with stringent […]
BMI Werndale Hospital is delighted that the installation of its new MRI has been completed successfully! The Siemens Magnetom Altea 1.5 open bore system is the first of its generation in Wales and only the second installed in the United Kingdom. The Altea has optimal image quality, shorter scanning times and the atmosphere and noise […]
Today is National ODP to recognise the profession, which is little-known outside of the medical world, but much appreciated my Mr Williams ODPs work alongside anaesthetists and surgeons to look after a patient through the phases of anaesthetics, surgery and recovery. This is picture of some of the fantastic team at BMI Werndale.
BMI Werndale are supporting the fight against COVID-19 and have agreed a formal partnership with NHS Wales to support the national effort to tackle COVID-19 by offering all our bed capacity, facilities and staff. This agreement provides additional capacity for urgent and important treatments that normally takes place in NHS hospitals. BMI Werndale Hospital, Executive […]
Urgent and widespread changes have had to be made to the provision of healthcare within the NHS and independent sector. This includes major implications to elective and trauma services. Mr Williams is very proud of the way his team and all NHS colleagues have collaborated to fight this disease at this difficult time. Here is […]
An amazing evening celebrating 30 years of great work at BMI Werndale was had by all at Parc y Scarlets yesterday. The evening was expertly compared by Wynne Evans and in attendance were staff and friends past and present.
Mr Williams lead in using NAVIO robotic assisted knee surgery has gained the attention of local and national press with articles on the Western Mail, Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star last week. Robotic knee surgery – a first for patients in Wales
In an article written by Mr Williams and colleagues, “Increased fracture incidence in snow and ice conditions; a model for escalation.” published in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management this month, a proposal on how to deal with a surge of trauma cases during snow and icy conditions is made. Several studies have […]
National guidance is in place to minimise the number of cases of surgical instruments and sponges retained in a patient post-surgery. But is the existing strategy for prevention sufficient? Mr Williams and two eminent European surgical colleagues are interviewed by George Winter for an article in the Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin for their opinion […]
Meet the team at this years Pembrokeshire show. Both clinical and non-clinical staff will be at the BMI Werndale stand throughout the show to answer any queries that you may have about hip and knee replacement surgery. There will also be an opportunity to have a free health check by our qualified nurses.
West Wales: the perfect place to live for those in search of a high quality of life and a fulfilling surgical career
In a blog for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Mr Williams was asked to give his view about working in West Wales. The blog can be found here.
A recent publication by Mr Williams in Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, the official journal of the Belgian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, highlights that the presence of adjacent osteomyelitis (infection of bone) makes joint replacement challenging. However, despite being a difficult problem to manage, patients care can be optimised through a multi-disciplinary approach and surgery performed […]
Mr Williams is delighted to find scientific work published in the Bone and Joint Research journal cited one of his papers. It certainly appears that the use of acetic acid is gaining momentum in the orthopaedic hip and knee replacement community.
Reliability evaluation of inter-eminence line, Akagi and Dalury lines for intraoperative tibial rotation: An osteology-based study
Mr. Williams is pleased to author a paper in “The Knee”, the official journal of the British, Austrailian and German Surgical Knee Societies. Following another successful collaboration with St Georges Medical School and The Museum of London, this paper studies the usefulness of currently used landmarks and presents a new technique that surgeons can use when implanting a […]
Mr Williams was delighted to have the opportunity to give a talk to GP’s from all over West Wales at the postgraduate centre in Prince Phillip Hospital recently. It was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges pertinent to the primary care environment and for Mr Williams to highlight the hip and knee replacement services […]