Wealden Hero award for Horder Centre

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, presents the Hero Award to Horder Centre CEO Richard Tyler

The Horder Centre is a specialist hospital providing orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal treatment

The centre were awarded the Wealden Hero Award for their contribution to NHS services during the pandemic.

When elective procedures stopped in the wake of the pandemic, the Horder Centre provided support to the NHS and used their facilities to increase capacity for traditional services. Their everyday work was changed from joint replacement surgery, to dealing with emergency orthopaedic patients taken from the local NHS hospitals at Pembury and the Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead, relieving pressure on the NHS.

Nusrat Ghani said, “I’m pleased to award the Horder Centre and its CEO Richard Tyler with the Wealden Hero Award for their fantastic service. The Horder Centre are experts in knee and hip replacements and they’re an excellent service and incredibly useful to residents in Crowborough, Wealden and the wider area of Kent and East Sussex. They have been fantastic throughout the pandemic and stepped up to support the NHS and utilise their facilities to the maximum. Switching activity in a surgical hospital is a complex and demanding task requiring inspired and energetic leadership of a high order. The team rose magnificently to the occasion and supported the local and wider community at this time of crisis and they rightly deserve the Wealden Hero Award.”