"Well done to all the staff"

About: South Tyneside District Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was in for a knee operation last week, when all the news was bad on the telly etc. I was admitted with very little delay and my operation went ahead, it just meant I had to stay in the recovery room for a little bit longer (rather than going to a ward bed) I must admit the staff, before and after my operation were excellent, well done to all the staff in the recover ward.

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Response from South Tyneside District Hospital

Dear Alan Thank you for posting your comments on the NHS Choices website relating to your recent knee operation at South Tyneside District Hospital. I am delighted all went well with your operation and trust you did not have to spend too long in the recovery area whilst you were waiting for a bed. I will ensure your kind words are shared with the staff in the Recovery area. In the interim period, I do hope your operation was a full success and you make a speedy recovery. Kind regards Lorraine B Lambert Chief Executive

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