Welcome to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

About us

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is among the top three centres in the world for the treatment of many complex orthopaedic conditions, including acute spinal injuries, bone cancer, and congenital limb deformities. As a national and international centre of excellence, we treat over 120,000 patients annually, from all over the world. More than 30% of the hospital’s work is for children, who undergo surgical procedures ranging from spinal correction to the lifesaving removal of cancerous tumours.

The RNOH Charity is a vital partner in the way the RNOH delivers care. Since its inception in 1997 it has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded improvements to hospital facilities, supported pioneering research, funded staff training, and assisted in numerous other essential projects.

While the RNOH Charity still works to enhance existing hospital facilities, its primary focus until 2018 is to promote and process contributions towards the RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal. Please click here for more information about the Appeal.


Meet the Board of the RNOH Charity


Brian Carlin, Chairman

 Brian Carlin

Brian was appointed as a Special Trustee to the Board in January 2013 and was elected as Chairman a couple of months later.  Brian brings to the Board a wealth of Charity Sector expertise as he has been working in the Sector since 1998 with the Charity Aspire, a national spinal cord injury charity, where he has been Chief Executive since 2001.  This followed a successful career in Contract Leisure Management and an MBA at Anglia Ruskin University.

Brian is also a Trustee of the British Triathlon Foundation Trust and a Longford Mentor where he supports former prisoners through higher education.  A former Post Graduate Business Lecturer Brian has also contributed academic content in Financial Management.  In 2014 Brian was a founding Partner in Aspire Law LLP which is the first Alternative Business Structure Legal Firm that specialises in representing spinal cord injured people only with the business donating 50% of its profits to charity as a social enterprise.

As a keen cyclist and triathlete Brian has been competing for Great Britain on the GB Age Group Team for the European and World Championships since 2009.


 Joe Carlebach

Joe Carlbach

Joe is a graduate of Newcastle University currently serving on the University Court. He is also a past Chairman of the University's Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Development Committee.

Joe’s previous executive and general management experience includes working for the following organisations: Nortel Networks (responsible for Nortel’s business in half of Western Europe), Panduit Corporation (Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Wideyes AB (Chief Executive Officer).

Joe has served as Non-Executive Director on a number of boards and as Chairman of the leading Savile Row tailor Henry Huntsman and Sons and Chairman of Myacom; a telecoms manufacturing business. He was also a Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Joe’s present roles include: Councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, member of the Adult Social Care and Health a scrutiny committee, a member of the Corporate Parenting Board, Trustee of Arthritis Research UK, and the Hammersmith and Fulham Citizens Advice, Vice Chair of the Wormwood Scrubs Common Charitable Trust, a Trustee of the Royal National Orthopaedic Charitable Trust and an Ambassador for Hammersmith and Fulham Mencap.


David Davis

David Davis

David is a former journalist on The Times and vice chairman of the world’s largest public relations company. Since 2007 he has been engaged in the healthcare industry, firstly as communications manager for a leading private ambulance company and later as Director of The Independent Ambulance Association, the industry’s trade association, which he founded and led until 2012.  He is currently Chairman of The Larrey Society, the first cross-sector “think tank” for emergency medical services which he formed in 2015.


Sandip Gadhia

Sandip Gadhia

Sandip is currently Group Finance Director of an international technology company providing e-commerce solutions to the hospitality sector.

Prior to this role, Sandip has extensive experience in a range of private sector industries including media, telecomms and recruitment.

Sandip’s specialisms include capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and financial management.

Sandip was appointed to the role of Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee for the RNOH in July 2011.