"Rehabilitation after hind quarter amputation"

About: Retford Hospital / Rehabilitation Specialist services / Clinical specialist physiotherapy (CLISP)

(as the patient),

I had a large complex surgery to remove a tumour in my hip bone. I stayed in hospital for 6 weeks and was sent home with an open wound.

I had an excellent district nurse service as well as a brilliant community physiotherapy. This allowed me to start walking with a prosthetic leg and be able to drive and get back to work.

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Response from Keeley Sheldon, General Manager for Mansfield and Ashfield, Community, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to feedback this really positive outcome. we are pleased to hear you have made a excellent recovery.

The teams are committed to high quality person centred care and it is rewarding when we get to hear that we have made a difference.

I will discuss your comments with the teams, once again thank you for your feedback



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Update posted by michael smith (the patient)

I am glad that this is being picked up to pass my gratitude to all the staff that were involved and hopefully it will make others encouraged with such outcome.

I am keen that all involved feel proud about their service, as I am a doctor myself. I know how important to have positive feedback as well as negative.

Good luck