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Patient Stories

Veronica Forde

  • Hip Replacement
  • 23/04/2024
Veronica Forde

“From the beginning, everything has been absolutely amazing and as we say, exactly what it said on the tin!” said Veronica Forde from Galway after her hip replacement with Healthcare Abroad. “I was on a waiting list for surgery for four years, and when the pain became unbearable, I wasn’t getting anywhere with trying to speed up my treatment. Everyday activities had become impossible to do on my own. I couldn’t sleep because of the pain. I provide care for a family member, and it became too painful to do my job. I took matters into my own hands, googled healthcare in other countries and found Healthcare Abroad.”
“I read the reviews online, and then when Chris called me at 9 pm at night and the team followed up at 8:30 am the next morning with an option for an operation in four weeks I was speechless. Now that it has happened, I can say I am gob smacked by the efficiency and treatment we have received. We received answers to all our questions, and we felt so assured we had made the right decision to go ahead. With being only a phone call away and visible through the whole process, Healthcare Abroad has been like a safety net.”
“The pre-operation visit to the hospital was so efficient. When we were finished, my husband even said that we would still be trying to get into the car park back home. My surgeon Dr. Jordy was lovely and explained everything and assured me not to worry. He was right. I am now without pain and enjoying my wonderful physio, and I look forward to every visit.”
“The whole process was made even better when we realized that once we arrived, we became part of a community of fellow patients. Together, we are going through ups and downs but mainly enjoying laughter and fun in a beautiful, relaxing hotel, which has helped with the healing process.”
“A big genuine thanks to Chris, Sorcha, Scott, Kevin and Suzanne and everyone on the Healthcare Abroad team for everything. For the first time in a long time, I am looking forward to returning to my duties of being a wife, mum, and carer, and hopefully returning to my jiving classes in the future. I will for sure be telling everyone about my experience.”