About: Fairfield General Hospital

I have been suffering pain in my right hip for months following a bad fall. I am 68 and left it, thinking it was taking longer to get better because of my age. Eventually the pain got the better of me as I couldn't walk properly or lie on my right side. I was sent for an X-ray then went to see the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner for an assessment. They pushed me about a bit and when I got home I thought they had crippled me for life, I took a couple of painkillers then slept for about 12 hours.

When I got up I pootled around for a bit, as usual then suddenly it struck me that the pain wasn't starting up. Absolutely amazing, I can't thank this person enough. I went for follow up and have been given some exercises to do and hopefully I will continue to be pain free. I had bursitis by the way. Also, a member of staff in the Clinic was lovely.

Thank you.

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Response from Fairfield General Hospital

Thank you for the posting; we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

We work hard to provide patients with excellent care and experience, so we are pleased to know we have achieved this for you.

Your kind comments have been shared with the team involved in your care.

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