Patient feedback

Mr Cave

Below are a few of the thank you messages our teams have recently received:

Aortic valve replacement

“Three months after Mr Akowuah replaced my aortic valve, I thought he might be interested to see that this 89-year-old is back climbing the Lake District fells – something I hadn’t been able to do for many years.” – Ron Cave


Robotic plication

“It’s six months since I had my Robotic Plication operation at James Cook and I have never felt better. I went to Austria in July and found walking in the mountains no trouble whatsoever and whilst there rediscovered the joy of freestyle swimming without any breathing difficulties ,something unthinkable pre op!”


Diaphragm plication

“The whole morning of tests were all dealt with efficiently kindly and empathy by every nurse, or technician I came into contact with.”


Heart valve replacement

“I cannot fault in anyway the care I received at the James Cook my surgeon kept me informed both before and after the operation, the care in the HDU after my operation was exceptional as it was on ward 31 from where I was discharged. It is now four weeks since my surgery, (I was discharged after five days) and I am making a good recovery in my opinion. Thank you to all the staff at the James Cook Hospital for the care I received.”


Bypass surgery

“I had bypass surgery. It was done by Sankar Balasubramanian – what a wonderful and dedicated human being. The nurses who cared for me on ICU – wonderful people kind and caring too, I just want to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for helping me recover it has taken me some time.”


Team leaders

“You really have been lovely – as a “customer”, this makes a huge difference!”


Ward 32

“Ward 32 nurses certainly went the extra mile administering nursing care to myself while I was in their care.”


Nuss procedure

“My son had the Nuss procedure which he’s very pleased with. Please pass on our thanks to all the nursing and other care staff on ward 31, HDU and ward 32 – he was very well looked after.”