"Reassured and relaxed"

About: Stepping Hill Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I had a total knee replacement as I suffer from osteoarthritis. The facilities and patient care were good and staff made me feel reassured and relaxed.

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Response from Cath Marsland, Head of Risk and Patient and Customer Services, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your positive comments I have shared them with the relevant team.

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Update posted by Luckygem (the patient)

This was my first posting to the site and some of my original story did not appear as I wanted so I will fill in some more detail.

I was admitted to D5 where the staff prepared me for surgery in a welcoming and relaxing manner, Post-op I went to D2 where I was treated superbly well by all the staff on there.

Just want people to know that amongst all the bad press that the NHS receives, all of the staff I came across on the wards, physio and theatre teams are highly professional, dedicated and take great pride in their work, nothing was too much trouble for them. They made a total knee replacement operation that much easier for me to cope with and recover from. I have another knee replacement to go through next year and I can safely say it will be a breeze if this experience was anything to go by. Thanks to all involved.

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