The following is a short obituary received from Robert's family. Robert's funeral will take place at 10.00 on Friday 27th May at St John's Boldre.
Robert Kenneth Jackson
Former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Southampton General Hospital
(b 1933; q Cambridge/St Thomas’ Hospital 1958; MA, FRCS) died 29th April 2022
After National Service in the Royal Airforce he trained in orthopaedics under Prof. James in Edinburgh. This was followed by a fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and then two years as Chief Assistant to Ronnie Furlong at St Thomas’s. In 1971 he was appointed consultant in Southampton and at the Treloar Orthopaedic in Alton. His specialist interest was children’s orthopaedics and scoliosis surgery. He set up a scoliosis service on the south coast and was a founder member of the British Scoliosis Society and later its President.
Throughout his 25 years as a consultant surgeon, he was an incredibly keen and active member of the Southampton Orienteering Club. Spending many years as club chairman, he orienteered throughout the UK and abroad, competing in events as far afield as what was then, Czechoslavakia.
In retirement, he was Chairman of the British Scoliosis Research Foundation and the Lymington Hospital League of Friends. A mountaineer and orienteer all his life, he was also Churchwarden at St Johns, Boldre for 11 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Maggie and leaves two children and five grandchildren.