What we do

The Clinical Prosthetics Centre provides a Facial Prosthetic Rehabilitation service to patients referred from the Plastic Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Maxillofacial, and Ophthalmic (eye) departments and from GPs.

The Clinical Prosthetics Centre also provides a clinical laboratory service to support maxillofacial surgery for the treatment of head and neck cancer, facial trauma and facial/jaw re-alignment.

In detail the work of this specialty includes:

  • Plastic surgery
  • Prosthetic reconstruction using adhesive or implant-retained ears, noses, eye/orbits
  • Prosthetic reconstruction of the nipple/areola
  • Prosthetic reconstruction following finger/hand surgery
  • Prosthetic reconstruction of post-surgical leg defects
  • ENT surgery
  • Prosthetic reconstruction using adhesive or implant-retained ears, noses, eye/orbits
  • Tracheo-stoma obturation
  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Custom-made ocular prostheses
  • Maxillofacial and oral surgery
  • Pre and post-surgical splinting and obturation
  • Implant-retained dental appliances
  • Post-surgical prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Oro/dental appliances and splints
  • Facial trauma support appliances and splints
  • Pre-surgical osteotomy planning support and splints

Teaching, training and research

The department is committed to a high standard of postgraduate teaching and continuing professional education in maxillofacial and clinical prosthetics, and staff are involved in individual research and development projects.

Quality assurance - clinical audit and clinical governance

All clinical prosthetics staff actively take part in clinical audits locally. Clinical governance meetings are held bi-monthly in the department. Emphasis is given to clinical effectiveness and improving patient satisfaction.

Who we are

Contact us

Ken Leonard
Tel: (01274) 365750
Email: kenneth.leonard@bthft.nhs.uk

Richard Hardcastle
Tel: (01274) 365014
Email: richard.hardcastle@bthft.nhs.uk

Diane Bowers
Tel: (01274) 365159
Email: diane.bowers@bthft.nhs.uk

Service opening times

The laboratory staff are available from 8.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Prosthetics clinics run from 10am to noon, and 2.30 to 4.30 pm.

Getting here

Level 0
The Horton Wing
St Luke’s Hospital
Little Horton Lane
Bradford
BD5 0NA

Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff care for a diverse population, which is what makes Bradford such a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.

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