Thank you for giving me a new hip at Clare Park on August 27th. As each day passes by my body is accepting the replacement hip as a natural addition and there is no pain.

For this I thank everyone at Clare Park for providing the care and environment that made this possible. The receptionists for being so welcoming; the secretary for organising my admission and keeping me so well informed; the nursing staff who looked after me so well, keeping me safe and making sure I never felt alone; the caterers for providing fantastic food and drink so timely and much better than I get at home; the anaesthetist who put my to sleep so carefully; the surgeon and his team who gave me a new hip with such precision; the cleaners who were so thorough in their routine; the physiotherapists who started me moving again and everyone else I met during my four day stay.

Such a team performance is highly commendable but the thing that made my stay so special is that you all smiled whilst going about your work. There were times when I closed my eyes and imagined I was on holiday. Thank you all very much. 

Mr Michael Wheeler, Alton