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Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre gets Robert mobile again

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When Robert Langston, 69, from Plymouth, experienced years of pain and got to the point where he just couldn’t walk, he was referred for surgery to Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre first for a new hip and then, five months later, for a new knee.

He said: “It had got to the stage where I was unable to walk. Things gradually got worse and I hoped that I’d simply get over it via physiotherapy. But before long I was unable to even manage the stairs, work in the garden or even put one foot in front of the other for any distance.”

Robert received a hip replacement at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in July last year, followed by a knee replacement in December. Just weeks after his last operation his recovery was so good that he could manage a five-mile cliff walk and get back out into the garden.

He said: “At the time I didn’t want the hip operation, but my goodness I’m glad I went through with it, and the knee too. My advice to anyone who is apprehensive about hip or knee replacement surgery is – don’t be. The results for me have been wonderful and at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre you know you will be looked after well.”

“I’m in awe of everyone at the hospital. I think they give a tremendous service and all the staff are friendly with smiles on their faces – not what I’ve always thought hospitals to be like!”

Mark White, interim hospital director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, said: “Robert was kind enough to post a very complimentary message on our Facebook page and we are delighted that he’s happy with the treatment he received from us. Our patient satisfaction levels are very high and we work continuously to ensure that this remains the case.”

NHS patients can choose where they receive their treatment and Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is a part of that choice. The hospital specialises in treatments for orthopaedic conditions, cataracts, gall bladder removal and hernia repair. More information is available by calling 01752 506070.

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