Success stories

We believe that our hospital provides outstanding care to patients needing treatment, but don’t take our word for it; see what others think about the services we deliver.

Read a selection of our patient testimonials below, and discover the positive impact that treatment with us can have on your quality of life through the personal stories of previous patients.

  • I had never been in hospital before never mind had an operation, so you can imagine I was nervous and apprehensive. From the moment I arrived to going home everyone was wonderful, nurses, doctors and physio’s were amazing. I was given all the equipment needed to make my life at home easier whilst recovering. I cannot thank you enough. I am now in my 8th week I am back at work and most importantly… pain free!

    Eileen, November 2017

  • Barlborough is the place to be, don’t hesitate (or demand) to be treated here.

    You are treated as a guest; the staff here are truly magnificent, kind and always reassuring. You are a person not just a number.

    Anon, November 2017

  • I was originally referred to my local NHS hospital for treatment and was told I would have a 6 month wait at least.
    I went home and found out about NHS choices and the Barlborough clinic. I went back to my GP and insisted I be referred. What a difference! I had an appointment within 2 weeks of them receiving my referral. Everything was sorted at the first appointment which took about 3 hours and was run like a well oiled machine. The staff were lovely. A week later I received a date for my op, the time from the Barlborough receiving my referral and the op was 32 days. Amazing service!

    Jackie, September 2017

  • I have just had a full hip replacement! Couldn’t have wished for better treatment. Staff are amazing, food is lovely. I cannot complain about one thing from start to finish. Treated well by all, highly recommend this hospital would not use another now! Thank you so much to every one of you

    Patricia, July 2017

  • I wanted to try Barlborough purely because I was unsatisfied with my treatment at another hospital. From the nurses to the person who took me to theatre to the surgeon, you cannot fault the care you receive there. 8 weeks after my operation I am still receiving physiotherapy which couldn’t be better. All in all I wouldn’t go anywhere else for treatment. Barlborough has set the bar really high and other hospitals would struggle to reach. All the staff are a credit to the NHS. Thank You


    Polly, May 2017

  • I came in 2016 for a spinal decompression. I had a long journey to get there but it was well worth it. I found the staff excellent – that’s all of them. It’s nice to meet highly motivated people with high moral. I can’t complain about anything. I have to say thank-you to the domestic, medical and theatre staff, not forgetting the surgeon for doing an excellent job.

    Paul Peterson, November, 2016

  • I needed a total hip replacement and was referred to Barlborough by my consultant. What an excellent choice. From the day of my assessment to my final visit and discharge, the whole experience was wonderful. ALL of the staff are so caring and patient and nothing was too much trouble for any of them. I have an especially difficult diet, but it just wasn’t a problem for the Barlborough team! All I can say is a very big THANK-YOU to everyone there!

    Carol Warr, October, 2016

  • Had my knee replacement operation on Saturday 4th June. From my first step into Barlborough, everyone smiles and makes you feel at ease immediately. Home on Monday 6th June and doing ok. Back to Barlborough yesterday Saturday 18th June for Physio and an hour on the knee bending machine. Back for more physio in a couple of weeks. A huge thanks to everyone involved in my care, an amazing place and just as amazing staff.

    Janette Turnell, June, 2016

Case studies


Back on your bike – thanks to Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

More than 40 years after a horrific crash, Geoffrey Oldknow is looking forward to a summer riding around the Peak District on his motor bike, thanks to surgery at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.


Giving back pain the red card

A young Conference League referee who was struck down by crippling back pain is about to head back onto the pitch following spinal surgery at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.

Patient Mr Giuseppe

Back in the gym two weeks after a full knee replacement

The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre have been astounded by the recovery of a patient who is back at the gym just over two weeks after a complete knee replacement.


Barlborough Patient Celebrates Birthday and New Hip With the 3 Peaks Challenge

Most of us may consider celebrating our 80th birthday with a nice meal and a generous glass of wine, but for one man from Barnsley, the lure of conquering Britain’s three highest peaks was stronger.


Hip operation sees remarkable lady head back to the pool

The thought of undergoing a full hip replacement at the age of 80 might cause anxiety. For someone who is registered blind that anxiety might be even greater.


Lincoln’s bionic man celebrates being on the move again

With two new hips, knees and surgery just about to take place on his shoulder, Guy Gibbs may sound like Lincoln’s own bionic man, but the former nurse and lifelong keep fit devotee is just grateful to be on the road to recovery after years of debilitating pain.


Knee operation gives Diane her green-fingers back

An accidental twist of the knee left keen gardener and walker Diane Brocklesby in agony but, thanks to keyhole surgery at Care UK’s Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre, she’s once again enjoying her garden.