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Leading hand surgeons in Derby to celebrate 21st anniversary

Published 23/05/2013

Some of the world’s leading hand, plastic and orthopaedic  surgeons are meeting in Derby today and tomorrow to attend a conference which will celebrate the naming of the city’s world renowned Pulvertaft Centre 21 years ago.

The centre, based at the Royal Derby Hospital, was named by the Queen in May 1992 in memory of the pioneering hand surgeon Guy Pulvertaft, who worked at the Derby Royal Infirmary from 1947 until his retirement in the 1970s.He became an internationally renowned hand surgeon and established the city as a centre of excellence for the treatment of a range of hand conditions and injuries.
“We are delighted to be welcoming senior hand surgeons from across this country and from around the world to Derby for what promises to be an excellent two day conference, looking at the latest advances in hand surgery and the management of a variety of conditions” said one of the Pulvertaft Hand Centre’s eight consultants, Hand and Plastic surgeon Mary O’Brien.

Visiting professors will be attending from as far afield as the Netherlands, Chicago, Kentucky and New York.

“This a fitting tribute to the pioneering work carried out by Guy Pulvertaft here in Derby and it is a 21st birthday celebration of the naming of the unit in his memory” added Miss O’Brien.


For further information, please contact:

Amanda Wells
Communications and Media Manager
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
01332 786947
07799 337677

Last Modified 23/05/2013