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New Surgeon joins Newark Hospital

Newark 11January 24, 2018

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon Mr Michael Gale will be joining the team at Newark Hospital this week to help expand the hand and wrist surgery offered at the hospital.

Mr Gale graduated from Cambridge University in 2004 with a distinction in surgery. He then moved to Derby where he did his basic surgical training rotation.

Mr Gale already has a history with the Trust, having worked at Sherwood Forest Hospitals during his higher specialist training in orthopaedics in the East Midlands, which included hand surgery rotations in Chesterfield, and then in Nottingham under Professor Davis, Nottingham’s Professor of Hand Surgery. Mr Gale completed his training in 2016 and then did a hand surgery fellowship at the world-famous Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby.

Outside of work, Mr Gale spends his time enjoying family life. In his younger years he played rugby union and lacrosse, including playing lacrosse for Ireland in the 2001 European Championships.

Mr Gale’s professional interests lie in common diseases of the hand and wrist, such as arthritis of the joints and Dupuytren’s disease. He also specialises in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries.

He said: “As I become more established, I would like to offer a more accessible and comprehensive hand surgery service for the people of the Newark area. I especially want to develop the day surgery aspect of my practice and see Newark as a valuable resource. I also hope to be able to reach more patients from the East of our catchment.”