unnamed-5January 2014 saw the opening of the new Nuffield hospital in Bristol. The Chesterfield Hospital was the original base for Nuffield Health in Bristol. The hospital was closed in 2005 when the Nuffield moved its services to St Mary’s Hospital. However after a £17 million pound rebuild of the hospital, the hospital opened its door in January 2014.

The new facility has three state-of -the art clean air orthopaedic operating theatres as well as X-Ray facilities and an MRI scanner. David Johnson consults at the new hospital twice a week. David said, “The state of the art digital operating theatres are a delight to work in. The new hospital is perhaps a little hidden away behind the old façade but the new building is both a pleasure to patients and surgeons alike”.

Andy Young a recent patient under the care of David Johnson. Travelled from Canterbury in Kent to have his second of two knee replacements at the hospital commented, “having had my first operation at another Bristol hospital, The Nuffield was a superb experience in comparison. Not only are the facilities first class, but the standard of care, friendliness of all the team, the quality of catering and attention to detail is second to none. Having an operation is never a pleasurable experience, but The Nuffield made it as good a one as is possible!”

11Feb 2003

Daily Mail Tuesday 18 February 2003 Good Health Me and my Operation Arthroscopy “The surgeon said I had little bits of cartilage floating around in my knee” Actress and comedienne Josie Lawrence, 42, has had a problem with her left knee for several years. Two weeks ago, Josie, who lives in East London, underwent a […]

15Dec 2009

Mr. David Johnson MD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Bristol Knee Clinic: Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction has become more common over the last 15 years and successful restoration of knee stability is essential to allow a return to sports and avoid long term arthritic changes in the knee. The patellar tendon graft has always been the […]

08Sep 2010

Tennis elbow is not caused by the size of your racket’s grip. Studies of forearm muscle actions shows little connection between grip size and the development of tennis elbow, also known as tendonitis. Researchers have measured how players’ muscles “fired” during a backhand swing using three different sizes of racket grips. No matter which grip […]