"Caring and amazing orthopaedic doctors and nurses."

About: Addenbrooke's Hospital

For many years as I can remember I have always had a very bad knee. I had been seen at many different hospitals over the years. And was told nothing could be done. In the end I asked for a second opinion.

I feel lucky that I had done so and was referred to Addenbrookes 2 years ago. Within minutes the consultant I now have knew what the problem was and that I needed knee reconstruction surgery. Which was done on 6th September last year. I am so grateful I know have a consultant that seems to know what he's doing rather than hearing there's nothing that can be done. I see the same consultant on Tuesday 17th November as I had a nasty fall and am scared I have re injured my knee.

My consultant before he discharged me in September 2015 said any more problems get your GP to drop me a line. Thankfully I was needed this month.

I was given the number to ring to speak to someone about getting an appointment as I had been discharged. But when I explained everything I was lucky enough to get an urgent appointment at the fracture clinic.

The care I got on ward D8 after surgery in 2014 as well was amazing the nursing staff were caring and never moaned about anything more so when I was in pain and buzzing every 15 minutes.

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Response from Addenbrooke's Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how pleased you have been with the treatment provided for your knee, and that you were well cared for by the staff.

I have passed your kind words to the staff involved, as they will be much appreciated.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

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