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Right Arrow Consultant David Carden retires after 22 years at Trust
20 November 2007 at 17:10

David Carden, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery has hung up his stethoscope after 22 years at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and a total of 36 years as a Doctor.

David was born at Ormskirk hospital in 1947 and educated at St Mary’s College, Crosby before going on to study medicine at Liverpool University from where he graduated in 1971 as a Batchelor of Medicine. He spent most of his junior doctor’s career in and around Liverpool, although he had stints at Warrington, Salford and Ormskirk and as a tutor at Manchester University before coming to the then Southport Hospital Trust as Consultant in 1985.

During his time at first Southport and after the merger Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust he has been involved in a number of innovations to improve the care of patients. For example, he was the consultant representative in the team that introduced pre-operative assessments of patients to determine their fitness for surgery, which lead to patients being able to be admitted on the day of their surgery. It is now common practice for virtually all patients to be seen in such clinics before surgery.

David has also been involved for many years as both a tutor with the Royal College of Surgeons and an examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.

David is looking forward to being able to spend more time walking with his wife Sheila from their home in the Lake District and participating in quiz nights.

Notes to Editors

Pictured is David with his wife Sheila.



Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk