June Lillis had a knee replacement at the age of 86. Injections into the knee in an effort to ease her pain had not worked and she was worried that walking badly would start to affect her other knee.
As she was suffering quite a lot of pain it was suggested that she should have a knee replacement and Mrs Lillis came to Benenden Hospital as an NHS patient, under the Choose and Book scheme in April 2014. She was under the care of Benenden Hospital's consultant orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Oliver who advised her on the treatment she needed and what it involved, as well as carrying out her operation and after care.
"Mr Oliver was exceptionally nice. He took the time to explain things to me. I was very well looked after."
Mrs Lillis, from Kent, said: "Before the operation I had been struggling for about two years. I was told my knee was just totally worn out and it desperately needed replacing.
"Mr Oliver was exceptionally nice. He took the time to explain things to me. I couldn't fault Benenden Hospital. I was very well looked after.
"Three months after my operation I am now getting around well. I'm still doing the exercises that were recommended for me and I'm going to the gym. I'm very pleased with the results so far."
Published on 16 December 2016