Letter of the week: Hartlepool hospital staff are 'absolutely brill'
On September 19 I was admitted to the courtesy lounge prior to a knee operation.
Quite nervous, one by one I met the team, plus the surgeon, all assuring me everything would be okay.
I was impressed.
I was pushed into the operation room and was surrounded by the young team, who made sure I was in the right position, and held me there for the lumber punch.
They then re-arranged me, painted my leg and put the screen up.
Next minute I was in recovery with a cup of coffee and a painkiller.
Also read: MP's fears for Hartlepool hospital services amid £27m deficitThe next two days were absolute fun.
The nurses tried to scare us with ice-cold baths.
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Last week's Letter of the week: Tainted blood scandal is "rotten to the core"The guys were from all over the country and wanted to be in Hartlepool because of ward four.
Ward four recovery and the surgical ward - 10 out of 10.