Before my operation date I attended the seminar for knee replacements at St Albans City Hospital on the recommendation of my surgeon, Mr Spiegelberg. It was very informative & interesting & I was glad I had gone. On my admission day into ward De La Mare I was met by friendly & reassuring staff. I cannot praise them all enough for their care, understanding in painful times, helpfulness in personal matters & thoughtful care through out my 4 day stay. Also the physiotherapists for their advise & incouragement especially in the first few painful days!