Published on: 20th September 2022

We’re excited to say that we have been ranked number 9 in a global rating of orthopaedic centres by Newsweek magazine. The RNOH is the only UK specialist orthopaedic centre to make the top 50 in the overall global ranking of hospitals. This places us as the top UK orthopaedic hospital. Our ranking means RNOH is one of only 22 orthopaedic hospitals to have appeared in the top 25 for the last three years running.

This global top-ten ranking highlights the crucial work the RNOH does in treating and supporting patients with some of the most complex and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as vital research and development into future treatments and assistive technologies. It is also a recognition of the commitment and dedication of our staff in delivering the best patient care.

Prof Paul Fish, Chief Executive of the RNOH, said:  “I am delighted to see that we have once again been recognised in the Newsweek poll as a world-leading centre of excellence for orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine. This is global recognition of the dedication and commitment in the care we deliver to our patients. The last couple of years have been hugely challenging and we are now undertaking significant work to address the backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic whilst also further improving our services through major investment in new infrastructure. I wish to send my personal thanks and the thanks of the Trust board to you for everything you do to make us one of the best hospitals in the world”.

Newsweek and Statista invited more than 40,000 medical experts – including doctors, hospital managers and health care professionals – to participate in online surveys that allowed them to recommend and assess various hospitals within their respective specialties. The results of the survey were then validated by a global board of renowned medical experts.

The ranking of the world’s best orthopaedic hospitals follows Newsweek’s ranking of other specialist centres such as cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, and gastroenterology.