RJAH Veterans Orthopaedic Centre Appeal
The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is the largest Orthopaedic Hospital and Centres of Excellence in the UK.
The Orthopaedic Institute are extremely proud to support research and education specifically tailored to suit the needs of military Veterans.
Currently we provide an NHS service exclusively for Veterans with arthritis. The service is open to those who have served with the UK military, including National Service personnel, and treats arthritic lower limb problems, especially those requiring hip and knee replacements.
The service is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, a consultant military orthopaedic surgeon who has been a consultant at RJAH for over 8 years. A graduate of Birmingham University Medical School, Lt Col Meyer of the Royal Army Medical Corps completed his orthopaedic training on the Oswestry/Stoke rotation, before his consultant military appointment in 2011. Lt Col Meyer has served as a Medical Officer in both the Gulf War and more recently in Afghanistan, where he was involved in treating local civilians, as well as injured troops. He has special clinical interests in hip and knee replacement and in trauma and being a military consultant has helped him understand the experiences and expectations of Veteran patients.
Your support will help us research the best possible methods of treatment and provide essential staff training required to ensure veterans’ receive treatment and care of the highest order in an environment with a familiar military feel that is sympathetic to their needs.
Research and Teaching
We continue to raise funds to support research into veterans’ medicine and provide teaching for staff within the centre. If you would like to organise a fundraising event please contact Debra Alexander for further details or donate as indicated below.
Large or small, any donation will help to make a difference.
Or by Cheque
Cheques made payable to The Orthopaedic Institute Ltd (Veterans)
For further information please contact:
Orthopaedic Institute Ltd
Arthritis Research Centre
RJAH Hospital, Oswestry
Shropshire SY10 7AG
Telephone: 01691 404561
Email: [email protected]