Published: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Leading orthopaedic surgeon retires from national hospital




A pioneering surgeon who launched the Orthopaedic Department at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital yesterday (Wednesday 24 February 2016) retired from Scotland’s flagship hospital.


Andrew Kinninmonth started at the Golden Jubilee in 2003 as their first Orthopaedic Surgeon, where his vision and dedication has seen the department grow into a Centre of Orthopaedic Excellence which now employs 15 Orthopaedic consultants.


It is now one of the largest elective orthopaedic centres in Europe and performs around 25% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland.


Throughout his time at the Golden Jubilee, Mr Kinninmonth has led on innovation and quality, being the first orthopaedic surgeon in Scotland to introduce the concept of Enhanced Recovery for lower limb arthroplasty surgery. This pioneering work has gone on to revolutionise the treatment of patients across Scotland and has increasingly been adopted as a gold standard in healthcare settings throughout the UK and Europe.


On his last day at the Golden Jubilee, Mr Kinninmonth said: “It has been a huge honour to help develop the Orthopaedic Department at the Golden Jubilee over so many years and I am sincerely grateful for the massive support I have received from all my colleagues since the department’s inception.



“It has been a huge team effort and a wonderful achievement to become one of the largest joint replacement units in Europe and the largest in Scotland.


“I am absolutely delighted the Orthopaedic Department has been able to build a reputation for clinical excellence in enhanced recovery, computer navigation, research, teaching and training.”


June Rogers, Director of Operations at the Golden Jubilee, said: “The pioneering team at the Golden Jubilee have played a pivotal role in innovating orthopaedic services in Scotland and Andy has been instrumental in achieving this goal.


“It has been a great pleasure to have worked with Andy. There have been many challenges along the way, but, under Andy’s leadership, we have developed a world-class orthopaedic service which is benefitting patients across the country.”

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