Paralympic star treated by Cambridge consultant

Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital Mr Per Hall amputated Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock when he was 5 years old.

Taken from the Cambridge Evening News Saturday 8th September 2012

Per Hall, consultant pastic surgeon at Addenbrooke's said: "When I met Jonnie he was at death's door. He had meningitis and there was dead tissue in his leg which was poisonous. To give him a chance of living we took the important and difficult decision to amputate his leg and it helped him to turn the corner. It was part of a fantastic team that helped him then, and I wish we could have told him mother Linda at the difficult time that one day her son would win Paralympic gold."

About Mr Per Hall

 

Mr Hall was appointed consultant plastic surgeon in 1995 and has been working at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital ever since. He was more recently appointed as a surgeon with a special interest in cleft lip and palate at Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge where he is the Lead Clinician for this service for East Anglia.

Having had a long standing interest in skin cancer and its early detection using computer imaging, he remains involved in the multidisciplinary teams at Addenbrooke's Hospital looking after skin cancer. Mr Hall runs a one-stop mole and skin cancer clinics on the National Health Service at Addenbrooke's Hospital with dermatology colleagues. Click here to read more

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