Elective orthopaedic centre

Our approach to improving orthopaedic surgery


The North West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre began its phased opening on 4 December 2023.

By Spring 2024, much of the routine, inpatient orthopaedic surgery for the population of north west London will take place in this purpose-designed, centre of excellence at Central Middlesex Hospital. The centre is expected to perform around 4,000 procedures each year once it is at full capacity.

The decision to open a new elective orthopaedic centre follows a public consultation, plus further feedback, review and scrutiny. The Full Business Case is available to view on this site along with other relevant documents.

Ongoing public engagement is central to the success of the new centre. We are gathering early insights and feedback on accessibility, information, signage and patient experience to ensure we pick up and respond to any issues that emerge during the phased opening.