"Surgery to prepare for knee replacement"

About: Stepping Hill Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I had a metal plate fitted in my left knee some 16 years ago to prolong the life of the knee joint already affected by Osteoarthritis.

Earlier this year I had the right knee joint replaced successfully, but the left needed the metalwork removing before a replacement joint can be fitted.

I went in the day case unit Ward D5 at Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport, where I received fantastic treatment from the staff on D5, and also the theatre and recovery nurses. Everyone was reassuring and professional and did their utmost to make the experience as easy as possible. I am now looking forward to my knee replacement in 6 months.

Thank you all for your care and professionalism.

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

Thank you very much for this lovely comment which I will share with the teams involved

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Update posted by Luckygem (the patient)

I recently had my left knee replacement surgery, once again I am full of praise for everyone involved, staff in SSSU, theatre and recovery were a credit to the hospital, their professionalism shone through, along with their ability to relax and prepare me for surgery, and immediate aftercare. Was transferred to D2 after surgery where everything ran like a well-oiled machine, nothing was too much trouble for anyone.

I would like to take the opportunity, once again, to thank everyone involved for their care, especially, Vicky, Rebecca and Reji who went above and beyond to help with my recovery.

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