“I opted to go private because I wanted to be able to choose exactly when I could have my operation and avoid waiting lists. I was hugely impressed with The Horder Centre.
I think what made it different is the fact that it specialises in orthopaedic surgery, and that level of specialism meant that everyone was very knowledgeable. The preparation beforehand gave me confidence, and the aftercare was excellent. I had physiotherapy three times a day.”
“All the staff at The Horder Centre were so helpful. It was great that someone actually took notice and realised what a negative impact the bunions were having on me. The operation has given me a new lease of life. In addition to walking again, I am now cycling too."
"After I broke my leg, I had one leg half an inch shorter than the other so always had to wear orthotics. Now for the first time, this isn’t the case. At the Horder I was blessed with a top surgeon, Hugh Apthorp, and the quality of nursing was excellent. There were real elements of old fashioned nursing care. The food was excellent and everything was of a much higher standard than I expected.
Walking has always been such an important part of my life and I now feel that I can plan ahead for some of the experiences that I was beginning to fear would elude me before I had my hip replacement.”
"It was 1992, I was a very frightened lady - I had a disastrous hip operation – in another hospital I must add – but The Horder Centre rescued me from a life on crutches. Mr. Gallannaugh, a truly wonderful surgeon, performed a hip revision operation and I am able to enjoy life to the full again."