I was admitted to ARI , for emergency spinal fusion for Corda Equina Syndrome. I was on the Saturday surgical list , it was so long due to the ward being so busy It was 11.30 pm before my surgeon , Mr Niall Craig was able to have an operatating theatre to do my surgery. Mr N Craig at all times treated me with the greatest respect, listened to me , helped with my fears , my progress was closely monitored . As I was required to lay flat , when Mr Craig came to see me he would lower himself so he was at the same height as me , no towering over me . My grateful thanks , Mr Niall Craig . Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon.