"My knee replacement surgery"

About: Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

I opted to come to this centre for my treatment because I had received positive feedback from other ex-patients. I was not disappointed. The pre-op visit was conducted in a very professional manner. Everything concerning my treatment was explained to me including the downside and the staff were excellent.

On the day of the surgery I was admitted at 6.30am and prepared for surgery. The nursing staff who did this were excellent. I was prepared for surgery by the anaesthetist who put me at ease when administering the epidural. I was impressed with the professionalism of the theatre staff who went through a thorough checklist before surgery. The surgeon was realistic about the outcome - telling me not to expect too much too soon.

After surgery I was looked after to a very high standard in the recovery room and on the ward. The staff in both areas were both caring and attentive.

The physiotherapists looked after me well and made sure I was mobile enough to cope at home, giving me the requisite exercises.

I made such good progress that I was allowed to be discharged at 2pm on the day following my surgery and continue my recovery at home.

I cannot speak too highly of this treatment centre. It is top of the range stuff. I would recommend anyone needing orthopaedic surgery to go there.

Best wishes

Trevor Clingan

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Response from Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Dear Mr Clingan,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website.

We are all very proud of the service we provide to our patients and constantly work towards maintaining and improving our standards. It's nice to know all our hard work pays off. I will ensure your lovely feedback is shared with the whole team and we hope you will share it with your friends.

I you a speedy recovery and hope you continue to enjoy good health and mobility for a very long time.

With kind regards, Mandy J Miller - PA to Steve Booker, Hospital Director and Marco La Malfa, Medical Director.

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