Local surgeon assists in the Philippines

27th November 2013

Richard Villar Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the Villar Bajwa Practice Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is part of the United Kingdom's International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR). On the 12th November he was placed on standby for UKIETR and Save the Children to fly to the Philippines. He returned to the UK 12 days later.

Richard blogged on his experience. Please click the below links to his blogs:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/this-is-gods-punishment-rebuilding-lives-amid-the-ruins-of-the-philippines-8943209.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-imelda-marcoss-gems-hidden-amid-the-rivers-of-mud-8945496.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-in-a-shattered-town-a-family-struggles-on-in-the-wake-of-a-wave-that-ripped-it-apart-8947595.html?origin=internalSearch

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/the-aftermath-of-typhoon-haiyan-a-doctors-story-8950220.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/a-doctors-diary-an-unexpected-find-in-a-boys-appendix-8952553.html

Richard said: "So what do we tell our children, and our children's children and the children after them? That we watched Typhoon Haiyan - I call her The Beast - create so much destruction and yet we stood idly by? Of course not. With 12.9 million people affected, 1.9 million displaced and just shy of 300,000 destroyed houses there is only one thing any reasonable person, or country or whole planet can do. Let there be no misunderstanding. The Philippines need our help."

Click here to read an article from The Sunday Times on Richard's experience

Free Public Event

The Villar Bajwa Practice will be hosting a free public event where Richard will be talking about his experience in the Philippines helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Location: Cambridge Rugby Football Club, Grantchester Road, Cambridge CB3 9ED
Time: 7pm
Date: 9th December

To reserve your free place please call 01223 266929 or email info@spirecambridge.com

*Places are limited but free parking is available

About Richard Villar

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Richard Villar is a world expert in conservative hip surgery and today he is one of the world’s most experienced surgeons in arthroscopic procedures.

The practice performs approximately 650 procedures each year.Richard is a founding member and first president of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and founding editor of Bone & Joint 360, he is also a member of the UK’s Disaster Emergency Response Team.

When not dealing with problematic hips Richard can be found either playing his classical guitar or on a mountainside maintaining his skills as an International Mountain Leader.

For more detailed information on Richard Villar please click here.

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