Charles was instrumental in the development of The Horder Centre, from a residential home for those suffering from chronic rheumatoid arthritis to a nationally recognised organisation providing outstanding clinical results and quality of care for orthopaedic patients. Author of 'Another Way – a History of the Horder Centre’ Charles documented the growth of the centre and illustrated how an independent hospital can work in partnership with the NHS, yet remain outside the state system, providing very high quality care for patients which is free at point of delivery.
Charles was formerly consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital, London and later at Hastings. He served on the Council of the British Orthopaedic Association and was President of the Orthopaedic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1994.
Chief Executive of Horder Healthcare, Dr Richard Tyler, said:
“Charles has played a pivotal role in the growth of the organisation, enabling it to become the nationally recognised multi-faceted organisation it is today. The unwavering aim of the organisation has remained to advance health and we are delighted that Charles continues to support us with his invaluable experience as President”.