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Hip Replacement Case Studies

Colin BelseyColin Belsey

Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Colin Belsey, is rediscovering his quality of life following a left hip replacement at The Horder Centre.

Colin had experienced a growing problem with the hip for two years which culminated in extreme pain at the end of last year.

Earlier this year he underwent an operation for a left hip replacement and now hopes to return at a later date for his other hip.

Colin, who lives in Eastbourne, said: “The operation has already taken the pain away and I am walking upright without back pain. It means that I will be able to walk distances that I have not managed for two years.

“What I felt was different about The Horder Centre was that it didn’t seem you were in a busy, noisy hospital. The level of care was outstanding in all ways. I’ve already recommended it to others and hope to return for my other hip.”

Colin represents the Ratton ward of Eastbourne on East Sussex County Council, where he also serves as chairman. In addition he is a councillor on Eastbourne Borough Council.

June Berry

June Berry visited the The Horder Centre in July for a hip replacement under Mr Apthorp, a nationally recognised Orthopaedic Consultant who specialises in minimally invasive total hip surgery.

After a successful procedure June took part in the new programme which promotes rapid recovery. June was a fantastic example of how successful his new approach can be and we are happy to report she was able to sit up in a chair within 4 hours of having a hip replacement!

June said “It was such a surprise! I received excellent attention from all of the nursing staff. Everyone, including the physiotherapy team were so kind and attentive. It was daunting the thought of having the operation but the staff were calm and I felt very reassured.”

June’s husband, Peter, is a member of the Rottingdean Lions and we would like to thank them for their kind donation of £500, which was made prior to June’s operation. This wonderful gift will help us to continue to provide an outstanding service to all of our patients.

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