Keen walker Valerie Henwood has been given a new lease of life following a double bunion operation at The Horder Centre.
Valerie, 55, had suffered for about 10 years from painful bunions that had forced her to give up playing netball and eventually meant she was unable to take part in a fitness test that was part of her job as a serving police officer.
Valerie, who has since retired from the police force, said: “It was when I couldn’t do the fitness test that I decided to try again for an operation. I had been refused twice but on my third attempt I asked my GP to refer me to The Horder Centre that had been recommended to me.”
Valerie, who lives in Lancing, West Sussex, saw surgeon Andrew Skyrme at The Horder Centre who agreed she needed an operation and a date was soon sorted. Just six months after her operation, Valerie was able to complete the fitness test at work.