Looking after our veterans should medical care be s postcode lottery !

This weekend I was at the Annual Mountain Rescue Re union at Newtonmore. Many of the 120 who were there have hip, knee problems. Yet sadly many having been waiting years for operations. It was sad to see so many hobbling about after a life of service. Yet there is a veterans hospital at Oswestry but unless to your Area Health Board has the cash you cannot get help. I now things are bad just now but it’s sad to see.

A bit about the Hispital Col Meyers at the RJ&AH Orthopedic hospital in Gobowen gives priority to veterans for lower limb surgery.


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.

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About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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