"meeting orthopaedic surgeon for the first time"

About: Southend Hospital

today was the day for me to meet my orthopaedic surgeon for the first time. I was very nervous as I had been under the care of another for many yrs before he retired, so u build up a trust that can b hard to fellow... I met my new othopaedic surgeon, he made me feel so at ease, told him the problems I was having, before I knew it I was in xray, then being told what was wrong and now waiting for the letter to go to day stay.... his nurses were lovely, and im so happy that he will b caring for me... Thank you to everyone at southend hospital for making today so easy,

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Response from Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Many thanks for your kind words. I am pleased that you have found your new consultant to be kind and caring as we aim for this to be the case on all occasions. I hope that your continued treatment goes well and I will pass your comments to the Orthopaedic team to pass on.

Steve McEwen

Patient Experience Lead