Veteran's Orthopaedic Centre
RJAH Veterans Orthopaedic Centre Appeal
The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the largest Orthopaedic Hospitals and Centre's of Excellence in the UK.
We are extremely proud to announce a new campaign to raise funds to build a dedicated Veterans' Centre which will be 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 expectation of Veteran patients.
The new centre will build upon the excellent service currently offered by Lt Col Meyer and his team with the added benefit of dedicated space to see patients and sufficient capacity to meet increasing demand. We will be able to create an environment that has a familiar military feel and is sympathetic to the needs of Veterans'.
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.
Either way we would really welcome your support. Thank you.
Donating is easy via;
- Virgin Money Giving http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/RJAHVeteransCentre
- Cheques made payable to The Orthopaedic Institute Ltd (Veterans)