Stacks of praise for Peninsula from warehouse manager Ian

Ian Bedford, 52, a warehouse manager from Higher Compton in Plymouth, has had surgery twice at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre – once for his shoulder and then a year later for his knee.

Ian had suffered on and off with pain in his shoulder for about eight years. With a physically demanding job, two young sons and active, sporty hobbies, increasing pain meant it became harder to do the things he needed and wanted to do.Ian - shoulder and knee surgery

He said:

“The pain just got worse and I was fed up of taking painkillers. I went to my GP and received physiotherapy, but there was a lot more wrong with my shoulder than we first thought.”

His shoulder had problems with impingement, bones spurs and the detachment of the supraspinatus muscle. Surgery at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre repaired all this damage and after recovery and physiotherapy, Ian’s shoulder is fully-operational.

Ian used to take part in cycle races and is still fit, with regular ‘insanity’ workouts and running – at the age of 50 he completed the Saltram 10k in just 54 minutes. So when last year he split the meniscus in his knee during a workout, he was worried that it might get in the way of his running and other activities.

He said:

“It was Peninsula to the rescue again. They operated on my knee and before long I was back to my usual levels of fitness.”

Ian is delighted with the care and treatment he received at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre. He said:

“I can’t give anything but the highest praise. The staff are friendly and professional and I would recommend to anyone thinking of treatment to go to Peninsula and go for it without a second thought. When I heard a couple of years ago that the hospital was threatened with closure I was mortified, but I am really pleased that it was saved.”

Mark White, interim hospital director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, said:

“We’re delighted to hear that Ian had a good experience for both treatments he received from us, and it was good of him to leave a positive comment on our Facebook page to tell us so. We are known for joint replacements, but Ian is an excellent example of how we can help patients with other orthopaedic needs, especially to repair damage.”

NHS patients can choose where they receive their treatment, and Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is part of that choice – simply speak to your GP and they can refer you. The hospital specialises in treatments for orthopaedic conditions, cataracts, gallbladder removal and hernia repair.