Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is hosting a free open evening to help people suffering from ankle and foot pain get back on their feet from 6.30pm on Wednesday April 3.

Research has shown that up to 80 per cent of women will suffer from foot problems at some point. Orthopaedic consultants Mr Taylor and Mr Farrar will give a talk on the common conditions and treatments that affect ankles, feet and toes such as bunions and ankle arthritis.

“With people living longer than they did 30 years ago, 70 has become the new 60,” Mr Taylor says. “I see a lot of patients who want to wear nice shoes and won’t tolerate wearing ugly footwear.

“People retire to the area to enjoy a good quality of life but they can’t exercise or walk the dog if their feet hurt. We want to help them keep fit and active to promote healthy hearts, lungs and minds.”

Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and have a brief chat with the consultants and representatives from the hospital to find out more about the services available to them.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Register online at or contact the customer service department on 01202 703830 to reserve a place.