Veterans Orthopaedic Hospital

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As a veteran, you can ask for a referral to a specialist Orthopaedic clinic at The Robert Jones & Agnus Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG. There is a specific Veterans Clinic run by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Lt Col Meyer is an Army Reserve consultant surgeon who also works with 202 Field Ambulance and Reserve Hospital.

Lt Col Meyers specialises in hips and knees. If you don't mind a few days away from family, I can assure you it's more like an hotel than a hospital, and the food is really good.

Having a long wait ahead of you at your local GP and hospital, this might be the way to go to achieve a much quicker result.

A service for military veterans to have their hip or knee arthritis assessed and, if appropriate, have joint replacement surgery and is led by Lt Col Carl Meyer, Military Consultant Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon at Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital.

Lt Col Meyer has been on 3 tours to Afghanistan and also deployed to Iraq. He is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with 16 Medical Regiment, 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital.

Outpatient clinics are held fortnightly at RJAH. (Normally on a Wednesday)

You can obtain an NHS referral through your GP - Ask to be referred to the VETERANS’ HIP & KNEE SURGERY SERVICE at Oswestry - And ask your GP to make a named referral to Lt Col Meyer.

Contact information Email: rebecca.ann.jones@rjah.nhs.uk Fax: 01691 404067 Tel: 01691 404344

Your records at your GP needs to be annotated with the NHS issued codes for military/veterans, take photocopies of your red discharge book, because he will ask for proof that you're a veteran.

Military medical codes:-
13J1. Military veteran
13JY. History relating to Military Service
13qo. History relating to Army Service
13q1. History relating to RN Service
13q2. History relating to RAF Service
13q3. Served in the Armed Forces

Lt Col Meyer wants to "do" more operations for veterans, but he has two problems:

1; finding the patients, he knows that we are out here, it's letting us know he's there for us.

2; getting the money from the NHS, but, the more ops he does the more money they will give him, therefore the more ops he can do.

So, come on, If you are in pain and want expert consultation, this is the way to go.

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