"A big thanks to my orthopaedic surgeon."

About: Wansbeck Hospital

After a second hip replacement I seen the consultant about my arthritis in both knees. They said in their opinion i wasn't ready yet for a knee replacement but that something wasn't right. Although the consultant explained it was not their field of expertise they thought it might have something to do with nerves in the spine. The consultant sent me immediately for an MRI scan were they found a tumour in my spine. I have since had the tumour removed at the RVI and I'm currently having radiotherapy at the freeman. Without the dedication of people in the NHS like my consultant this tumour might have been missed. So I would like thank the consultant personally for their dedication and help. Can you please forward this email to them. Thank you. Mr M A Cole

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Response from Wansbeck Hospital

Dear Mr Cole, I am sorry that you have had a number of health concerns occuring all at once - what a frightening time for you. Thank you so much for acknowledgeing the swift action of our teams, I am delighted that an accurate diagnosis has enabled you to prompt treatment for your spine cancer at the Freeman. I will of course pass on your kind words - I know our staff will be delighted to receive them. Wishing you all the best with your therapy and recovery, Annie

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