Barlborough: NHS Treatment Centre reaches milestone after treating its 30,000th patient

Istvan Mersich (left), Minnie Baxter (middle) and Donna Elkington (right).
Istvan Mersich (left), Minnie Baxter (middle) and Donna Elkington (right).

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre is celebrating its eighth birthday and treating its 30,000th patient.

Minnie Baxter, 77, from Chesterfield, became the 30,000th patient to be treated at the NHS treatment centre which helps to reduce NHS waiting lists for orthopaedic procedures.

Minnie visited the Care UK run treatment centre for her second hip replacement, an operation she says has given her a new lease of life.

When she returned for a check up Minnie was thrilled to leave with the news she can drive again and take her husband to their favourite walking spots.

She said: “I’d heard a lot of good things about the centre and was thrilled that just three weeks after having x-rays I was booked in for my operation.”

“I’m so pleased with my new hip and how straightforward everything was. I couldn’t believe how quickly I was back up on my feet without any pain.”

“The service was brilliant and I’ve been telling everybody I know how wonderful the place is.”

“Everyone was so friendly and I couldn’t have asked for more. One of the things I really appreciated was people taking the time to talk to me.”

“I felt comfortable and relaxed the whole time I was there.”