Thursday 23 February 2017

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘I was treated with dignity and compassion in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan’
‘I was treated with dignity and compassion in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan’

On a recent stay in hospital, my bed was described by one patient as the "nut bed" because I just kept saying I was having a great time.

The hospital was Our Lady's Hospital, Orthopaedic Unit, Navan, and my reason for being there, at 82 years of age, was to have my right knee replaced.

There were needles, morphine and pain but none of the clinical intimidation that can terrify a new admission.

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