Orthotist Alan Rogers Celebrates 50 years of service

13-09-17

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  • Southampton Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Uglow congratulates Alan Rogers on his 50 year milestone.

Recently, Peacocks and hospital staff from Southampton threw a surprise party for Senior Orthotist Alan Rogers, to celebrate his incredible 50 years of service.

A long and varied career

Alan started his career as a Theatre Technician before becoming an Orthotist, and first practiced at the time that polio and spina bifida was prevalent. His knowledge gained from fitting contemporary devices for such conditions has been a valued source to both Peacocks and the students which have passed through the organisation. In his early career, Alanalso saw one of the first hip replacements being carried out.

Alan’s thoughts

Alan explained “I never imagined I would have made it to 50 years of service and I’m very humbled to be recognised in this way.

I have had a varied and exciting career but the highlight to me has been that I have continued to enjoy my work – especially over the past 10 – 15 years where I have been able to specialise completely in paediatrics. Being able to work with the Trust to help build this great team of 7 orthopaedic consultants and support staff has been really rewarding.

I love working with the children I meet – they are just more honest! If they don’t like something, they will tell you, which is great because it means that you can work with them to get a product that they do like and will wear. Working with children you also get to see their progression as they grow up"

At the event, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Uglow praised Alan and the Orthotics service for being part of a very successful team. Hospital CEO Fiona Dalton also attended and said a few words to congratulate Alan on a remarkable achievement and even wrote about it on her blog.

Instrumental in Southampton

Alan has been instrumental in establishing the Peacock's southern hub with Colin Peacock some years ago. This has since grown and developed in to a strong regional presence for delivering excellent orthotic care.

Recently his NHS colleagues sought to recognise his lasting commitment to the Trust and his contribution to paediatric orthotics by nominating him for a Trust award.

Southern Clinical Lead, and colleague Ian Berryman said: 

“It has been a real pleasure working with Alan. 50 years is a fabulous accomplishment.”

Peacocks wishes to congratulate Alan on his accomplishment and wish him every continued success! 

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