We had chosen Epsom Hospital because we had had previous good experiences there with an elderly relative's elective surgery. We also were impressed with Mr. Little's reputation, choosing him for my treatment. We were not disappointed. The implications of my condition, its required treatment and likely outcomes were fully explained by Mr Little, increasing my confidence in him and his team. The operation was successful. I was subsequently seen by another member of the team, Jeff Thisleton who then guided me through my rehabilitation. The operation was a great success. I have nothing but praise for Mr Little and his whole team. I would thoroughly recommend them to anybody looking to have this treatment (shoulder cuff damage).
First class.....not only an excellent surgeon, but a wonderful bedside manner, who allayed any fears, explained the procedure, and who inspired confidence. I can't fault him, or his team, superb. After surgery for a full reverse shoulder replacement my 82 year old mother spent the night in the specialist orthopaedic centre, a unit attached to Epsom Hospital, and she was looked after very well......again first class care and attention. She then transferred to a main ward and was sent home on Friday, having been operated on on the Wednesday. I highly recommend Nick Little, an asset to the NHS.
Firstly, From the first visit to date when I met Nick his approach was welcoming and very approachable. He gave a full explanation of the pros and cons of having to have surgery on my Left shoulder. Surgery went well, I can now move my shoulder freely, as it was explained to me there are no guarantees on the op results, but I will say it might not be 100% perfect but it definitely is a 100% better. Now 2+ years after having my Left shoulder surgery, my Right shoulder has been causing me problems for the 18mths or so. I had no hesitation in requesting that I only wanted Nick Little to do the examination due to the way he dealt with me in the past and the patient service he provided. I am at present under Nick again for my right shoulder and we are going through the procedure once more, starting with the injection in the shoulder and if it comes back to having surgery then I've got full confidence and re-assurance with Nick Little.
I was in considerable pain with a shoulder problem and we feel Mr Little went above and beyond in his care duties to get him into hospital after carefully consulting with his colleagues to provide the best solution to a non obvious problem. He also took the time to call us personally and was also available to accept calls from us which was extremely helpful during a very stressful time. We have been able to thank him personally at a recent follow up appointment but would like to repeat our thanks here as without his care we don't think there would have been such a good outcome.
I would like to express my grateful thanks to Nick Little and his team for the very skillful operation performed on 14th July 2017 and the very professional follow-up. Due to their skill and ability to listen at the post-operative consultations my recovery has been swift. Unfortunately the aftercare nursing at St Helier Hospital left much to be desired except for a handful of nurses who really cared. I had to complain to the Matron who took over my care at one point. There was a severe lack of communication between departments and the nursing staff, including the wrong medicine being prescribed to me and others. I signed myself out of the Hospital as Mr Little's team said I was fit enough to go home. Unfortunately others tried to block my leaving.