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Written by a patient
17th September 2019

Total Hip replacement 18 July 2019. Top class surgeon Mr D Herlekar my second hip with him and his first class team at this hospital. From start to finish it is a seamless experience. From arrival the staff are assuring polite and some even recognised me from last time three years ago! The anesthetic team were brilliant and stepped up when they knew I was a bit apprehensive about deep sedation as opposed to a general anesthetic. Again, slick kind and knowledgeable. They explained every process as we went along which does help and even though I had done this all before three years ago and had every confidence in the process it did help those little last minute nerves! The after care nursing is the best ever ! Super nurses male and female with a great sense of duty, care and a sense of humour. There is nothing too much trouble, help on hand without having to wait after pressing the help button. Night and day. The physio girls are great and Instil confidence to get going. Finally, it’s the best food you could ever want for healing. Fresh salads fantastic chicken curry and beautiful porridge. I couldn’t thank everybody more. Today is Tuesday 17 September and I have just returned from seeing Mr Herlekar at Lancaster. He told me I have made a fast and good recovery and I can now start riding my horse again 3 weeks earlier than expected. To be honest after this operation and care at Westmorland General would I have expected anything else ? First class in every aspect!

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