HOSPITAL: Lucky to have wonderful service

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I would like to give my thanks to the staff on Ward 8 at North Tyneside Hospital, Rake Lane.

I read the letter from a patient with a knee replacement, (News Guardian, September 10).

I had previously had a knee replacement at Wansbeck Hospital in May and was worried it may be slightly different care. How wrong I was.

People are quick to criticise the NHS, but I was offered a cancellation date and everything was done quickly. The operation and aftercare was excellent, although some patients were a little difficult.

The staff were so patient and kind. We are so very lucky to have this wonderful service and high standards of care.

Trevor Warren

Cullercoats