Act now to get mobile for Christmas

We are urging NHS patients who need hip or knee surgery to exercise their right to choose where they have their treatment, and come here for their surgery – because with shorter waiting times patients who ask to be referred for treatment now will be well on the road to recovery by Christmas. 

The same is also true for other surgery available at the hospital.

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre provides a range of orthopaedic, cataract, endoscopy, hernia repair and gall bladder removal surgery. All treatments are under the NHS and there are no charges to the patient.

Waiting times for treatment are comparatively short: for hip surgery and knee surgery it is two to three weeks after referral to the first appointment, and then another 10 to 14 weeks to surgery. 

This means that for those patients who are referred for hip or knee surgery over the next few weeks, they could have their operation in October or November allowing ample recovery time and the greater chance of improved mobility by Christmas.

“For many patients this could mean the Christmas gift of no pain. Hip and knee replacements have a very high success rate and patients report how amazing it is to be pain free thanks to their new joint,” said Mark White, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.

For more information about what Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre has to offer, and to check waiting times which are updated weekly, please visit

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre was the first surgical hospital run by an independent provider in the country to achieve an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Only the top three per cent of hospitals in the country achieve this rating, and, of those providing surgical procedures, the rest have all been NHS Foundation Trusts. Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre was also the first hospital in the South West to achieve this rating.

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