Andrew, Above Knee Amputee from Nigeria
As prosthetic treatment wasn’t possible in Nigeria, my consultant recommended that I came to the Ledbrook Clinic
, in the United Kingdom. The Clinic arranged letters to the embassy confirming my appointments and accommodation in the UK so I was able to get visas for me and my fiancee. They arranged a private taxi to collect me from the airport in London to the Clinic in Solihull, and also arranged all my accommodation near to the Clinic.
The Clinic also arranged transport at no cost for all my appointments at the clinic and also arranged physiotherapy sessions for me after my prosthesis had been fitted.
John Young, The Clinical Director, is a wonderful, caring person, and treated me as a friend, rather than a patient. He is truly professional and showed me the utmost courtesy as did the Practice Manager and the Prosthetist.
Overall, the Ledbrook Clinic turned what could have been a very daunting and worrying experience of coming from a foreign country for treatment into an enjoyable one. The clinicians are friendly and knowledgeable, and looked after me and my fiancée very well. They even lent us clothes and jackets for our stay in the UK as we came totally unprepared for the cold weather!
I cannot thank them enough for their time and trouble in looking after us, and hope to return to the UK very soon for a higher specification and higher activity limb to help me in my rehabilitation.