Mr John Pennington



MB ChB 1993 Lpool; FRACS (Orth) 2007


After training as an orthopaedic surgeon in New Zealand, I travelled to London with my family for a fellowship in Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee.  In the UK I trained at the internationally renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London.  I worked with leading surgeons in all areas of Surgery of the Shoulder.  I worked in the Joint Reconstructive Unit with surgeons specialising in Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee. 

I returned home to New Plymouth in 2009 where I have been working as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Taranaki DHB ever since.  I have also been practicing as a private Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2010, operating at Southern Cross Hospital, New Plymouth.  My consulting rooms are at Noradene,  85 Vivian Street. 


  • Shoulder Surgery: arthroscopic, open and Replacement
  • Primary Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee
  • Minor Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

14 September 1995

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr John Pennington is available at the following services:

Private Services

Mr Jonathan Pennington - Orthopaedic Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

85 - 87 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

  • Phone

    (06) 757 9365

  • Fax

    (06) 758 1345

  • Healthlink EDI


Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital New Plymouth - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - New Plymouth