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Shorland Hosking Fellowship 2015

Tuesday 31st March 2015

The 2015 ASIT/Operation Hernia Shorland Hosking Fellowship has been awarded to Mr Vernon Sivarajah who is a Specialist Surgical Registrar in the North West Thames Deanery. The award of £1,000 will be used to cover travel and accommodation costs, allowing Vernon to join an Operation Hernia mission this year.


Vernon Sivarajah
Vernon Sivarajah

Shorland Hosking Fellowship, 2015

Wednesday 12th November 2014

In its 10th anniversary year, Operation Hernia is pleased to announce that it will again be awarding the annual Shorland Hosking Fellowship. This fellowship provides £1,000 for a higher surgical trainee to join an Operation Hernia mission, working with the team in a developing country, usually for a one week period.

Further details of the award are available on the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) website (  Applications need to be received by 31st January 2015 and the award will be announced and presented at the annual ASiT Conference in Glasgow in February 2015. 


Fellowships Awarded

Monday 16th April 2012

David Messenger and Adam Stearns
David Messenger and Adam Stearns

At the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) meeting in Cardiff on 24 March, Andrew Kingsnorth presented the first two travelling Fellowships for surgeons in training. David Messenger (below, left) was awarded the £1000 Shorland Hosking Fellowship named after the surgeon from Poole who died tragically in an air accident shortly after returning from an Operation Hernia mission to Nigeria. The money to sustain this award for 5 years was donated largely by Howard Eggleston (see Fundraising page), with a top-up from ASIT. Adam Stearns (below, right) was awarded the £1500 Pitts-Tucker Fellowship named after the family trust which donated the award as a result of hearing about Operation Hernia during a lecture delivered at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs - this Fellowship is to be used exclusively for travelling with a mission to Mongolia.