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Patient Testimonials

4.3.16 Foot Surgery - Mr Budgen

I received a first class service from arrival to departure. All the staff were amazing and helpful in every way.

I couldn't find any element of my visit lacking in any way. I really wouldn't have changed a thing.

Mr P Cummings, Hipperholme

4.3.16 Foot surgery - Mr Budgen

Everything was so very well explained about my operation and I really got 1st class treatment from fantastic staff.

Mr P Norman, Whitby

4.3.16 Foot surgery - Mr Budgen

Everybody has been so efficient and kind, I really felt  in safe hands.

I would come back here in preference to York or Scarbrough Hospitals if I had a choice.

Jane Bizien, Pickering

17.2.16 Knee replacement surgery - Mr Jain

I had been putting up with pain and discomfort since 2011 and been putting off going to my GP as there always seemed to be some reason to delay going, but when I saw a home video I suddenly realised how old I was looking and didn’t fancy a life using walking sticks. I have been a very active man and have enjoyed participating in most sports, but life has a joiner/carpenter had taken its toll on my knees.

My GP referred me directly to Clifton Park and what a relief it was to be going to a specialist hospital. I was surprised that I only had to wait a few weeks for my operation which was on New year’s Eve 2015!

From the minute I walked into the hospital, I was treated with such kindness and care. After coming around from my surgery I did have some immediate pain, but the nurses managed it straight away and kept it away with close management.

I am now booked in to have my second knee done in 2 weeks, but I am already enjoying a much better quality of life which will only get better after the other one is done. I just wished I had gone to my GP sooner.

I can’t thank the hospital enough and I would highly recommend anyone needing orthopaedic surgery to come to Clifton Park.

Mr Gary Coe, Wistow, North Yorkshire

17.2.16 Hip replacement and Knee replacement surgery– Mr Jain

I was living a life of constant pain in my hip before I had my hip replacement at Clifton Park.

My GP advised me that Clifton Park had the shortest wait time for me to have surgery.  I very quickly realised how lucky I was to have been given the chance to this hospital and to be seen by Mr Jain, everyone I came into contact with where fantastic and the service I got was truly marvellous. I can honestly say I absolutely have no complaints whatsoever. In fact I was so well looked after I didn’t want to go home!

During my post-operative year review appointment it was established I also needed a knee replacement, I had this operation done just 4 weeks after my appointment – fantastic!

I am now living a life without pain and always tell everyone to go to Clifton Park and Mr Jain if they, like me need surgery on their hip or knee.

Mrs Yvonne Craven, Pickering, North Yorkshire

16.02.16 Knee replacement surgery - Mr Jain

I am delighted to say after such a long time of suffering before my operation, just over a year ago, my knee now feels great. Life is so much easier and pain free.

I felt so well looked after at the hospital, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and reassured. Mr Jain took plenty of time to explain everything clearly to me and I can't thank him enough for my successful surgery and aftercare.

The hospital was very pleasant, very clean and the food was lovely.

The whole experience was so good that I have recommended the hospital and Mr Jain to many of my friends, in fact one has just been for the same operation as me only last week!

Anne McGrory - Scarborough, North Yorkshire

21.01.16  Carpal Tunnel surgery – Mr Whitttaker 

"I chose Clifton Park Hospital and Mr Whittaker, as my surgeon, after doing much research. It appealed to me that the hospital specialised in orthopaedics and Mr Whittaker also had a very good reputation for the surgery I needed.

During my visits to the hospital, I enjoyed talking to the friendly and knowledgeable staff. The hospital was spot less and I really couldn’t fault it in anyway.

I’m delighted with the outcome from my surgery and would be happy to recommend to anyone"

Premium Care patient: Mr Christopher Parkin, Helmsley, North Yorkshire


18.02.15  Hip replacement – Mr Maury   

"My life has been transformed after having my surgery at Clifton Park. I had so many pains in my knees and hips I struggled to do the things I love. I got a very quick appointment, which was great as I was diagnosed and then didn’t have to wait for my surgery. 

The care and attention I had in the hospital was wonderful, they made me feel like I was the only patient they were looking after and gave me so much reassurance and encouragement.

I am now enjoying spending most of my days in my garden with my dogs and all the pains I was having in my other joints have now gone – a great success!"

Premium Care patient: Mrs Margaret Dixon  - Filey, North Yorkshire


09.12.15 - Knee scope – Mr Maury 

"I came to Clifton Park after having a consultation at another private hospital. I needed to get treatment done quickly and that is exactly what Clifton Park did for me. My first time I had been to the hospital, I knew very little about it, but I was very pleasantly surprised not only by the surroundings, very pleasant and clean, but more importantly how accommodation, friendly and knowledgeable the staff where. Mr Maury gave me so much of his time to answer all my questions – I was really well informed.

My experience was so good, when I needed my other knee operation, I booked in again at the hospital and the service was just as good if not even better than my first visit

Thank you to everyone involved"

Premium Care patient : Adam  D – York, North Yorkshire

January 2006 - Total Hip Replacement - One of the first few patients in the opening year.

“Having surgery at the new Clifton Park Treatment Centre was life changing!

As a part-time cleaner, my job was becoming increasingly difficult with the lack of mobility and pain in my hip. To have my treatment in a brand new dedicated orthopaedic hospital was very reassuring.

I was surprised at how quickly I recovered after the surgery and what a difference it has made to my life. I can’t thank the staff enough, they were fantastic. I have recommend the hospital to my friends over the years and I would choose Clifton Park if I should ever need treatment in the future.”

Mr Pamela, Steel of Hunmanby, Filey

11.01.15 - Total Knee Replacement - Consultant - Mr Hunt

This is my third visit to Clifton Park Hospital, the first time I came was the year the hospital opened - 10 years ago, for a hip replacement and again 3 years later for my other hip.

I am now recovering from having my knee replaced and I have to say I have been as well looked after this time as I was the year the hospital opened, 10 years ago.  The staff are still just as caring and dedicated and the hospital was spotless.

My great experience at the hospital made having surgery so much easier and I thank Mr Hunt and everyone who has helped me there.

Mrs M Russell, Nether Appleton, York

14.10.15 - Total Knee Replacement - Consultant - Mr Gibbon

The staff where very helpful and ensured all my questions, however searching, where answered. Excellent communication throughout the hospital.

I wish this standard of care was reproduced at all NHS facilities.

Dr John Donalson, Haxby, York

6.10.15 - Total Hip Replacement - Consultant - Mr Jain

Every area of the provision of hospital care is being done with a high degree of professionalism and dedication by very pleasant teams of staff. 

I really cannot fault anything with the health care operation at this hospital and would highly recommend it.

John Welsh, Bilbrough, York

6.10.15 - Knee Arthroscopy and Lateral releases - Consultant - Mr Jain

I rate the hospital EXCELLENT in all areas. The care was second to none. My third visit now and it is consistently excellent.

Margaret Nicholson, Haxby, York

5.10.15 - Knee Arthroscopy - Consultant - Mr Hunt

It's my second visit to Clifton Park for surgery and I am just as thrilled again this time as the last. Staff are warm, welcoming and professional. 

Facilities are top rate! I would recommend Clifton Park Hospital and Mr Hunt highly. It was a pleasure to have gone there!

Samantha O'Donoghue, Driffield, York

24.9.15 - Total Hip replacement - Consultant - Mr Jain

I can't speak highly enough of Clifton Park and my consultant. They did everything well. This simply is the best place to be for care.

Leonard Scott, Acomb, York

21.9.15 - Knee Arthroscopy - Consultant - Mr Hunt

I had a hip replacement at Clifton Park 10 yrs ago and my second one 6 yrs ago. They are both still doing great. Thanks for looking after me this time for my knee.

M. Russel, Poppleton, York

31.3.2015 - Surgery with Foot and Ankle - Consultant - Mr Budgen

A few comments on before and after an ankle fusion/double ankle fusion.

I had my first one aged 49, I had played football and many other sports for many years resulting in wearing away my cartilage in both ankles which left bone rubbing on bone causing great discomfort and pain After several meetings with consultants it was decided that an ankle fusion was going to be the best source of treatment. I was told that i would loose movement in my foot but there would be no more pain and that I would be able to walk pain free. No brainer for me and after 6-8 months I was walking with no pain and no limping. It was only a matter of time before the right ankle really needed the same treatment but there was a doubt that a double ankle fusion would be a good idea. But after discussion with my surgeon Mr Budgen I decided to go ahead, and let me tell everybody it's the best decision that I could of made. I have made a full recovery from both operations and am I now walk pain free and although I have restricted movement in both ankles, this is of no concern to me as I am able to walk round and play golf with no bother at all.


Mick Tiplady