"Care for a lifetime"

About: Westmorland General Hospital

(as the patient),

I've enjoyed excellent health but inevitably there have been many occasions over 90 years when I've needed care. This has always been first-class.

In the last few years I've had two replacement knees, a cataract removal, a small ulcer removed during endoscopy, ulnar nerve decompression, and diagnosis of a restricted aortic valve in my heart.

Post-operative physiotherapy for orthopaedic surgery was at a remote hospital with excellent liaison.

After a couple of falls I was glad to be able to arrange with Social Services for a personal remote alarm system to be installed in my home.

My only grumble is about continuing charges for dental and ophthalmic services - but that's a political question.

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