In 2015 Ian had a procedure to correct Dupuytren’s contracture at Spire Manchester Hospital under the care of Consultant Hand Surgeon, Mr Zaf Naqui.

To begin with Ian was anxious about the procedure, however while talking about his experience Ian said, “Within minutes of meeting Mr Naqui and Laura Parker, from Physiotherapy, I found myself put at ease and relaxed by the level of comfort, reassurance and confidence that the operation would be a success.

From admission through to discharge on the day of the operation the staff were wonderfully reassuring and supportive. Nothing was too much trouble in fact my visit was probably more comfortable than some hotels I have experienced in the past.

I entered Spire hospital full of trepidation having been frustrated for 12 months with a little finger that was curling over and becoming increasingly inconvenient not to say painful and embarrassing. To be honest, I can't thank Mr Naqui and Laura enough, two people at the top of their game."

"Why I waited so long or was so worried I know not."

"In fact I'm looking forward to having the left hand done now.”

Ian Kendall, Director of Bury FC. Correction of Dupuytren’s contracture, 2015.