Hospital staff at BGH and The Knoll worthy of praise

SIR, - At the end of September I had the misfortune/good fortune to be hospitalised at the Borders General Hospital for colon cancer.

After the initial operation I was OK. Then there were complications. After a few consecutive operations and I was on my back immobile for ten weeks.

After a week of therapy, I managed to stand with assistance and was moved to The Knoll on December 13. After more physiotherapy and finally being able to walk, albeit with walking aids, I was home on February 9.

During my stays in these two hospitals I cannot praise the care and attention enough. Everyone – the surgeons, doctors, nurses, carers and attendants – couldn’t do enough to help.

Many, many thanks again folks of the BGH and the Knoll.

May I take the opportunity also to thank all the many get-well card senders and visitors I have had over the past five months. Also thank you so much to RBLS Eyemouth, the RBLS Eyemouth Pipe & Drums, Clachan Burns Club, [parish kirk, Eyemouth Health Centre hospital comforts, Lodge St Ebbe No 70, Land O’ Cakes No 15, and others involved in presenting me with the electronic bagpipes.

PETER CRAIG

Bennison Square, Eyemouth

SIR, - May I through your paper thank the kind and generous people who supported the Rotary Club of Eyemouth and District coffee morning on Saturday, February 25. We raised £365.

There was a super turnout and thank you to everyone who baked, gave raffle prizes and helped out on the day. The monies raised will go towards Rotary’s commitment to ‘End Polio Now”.

It was nice to see so many people supporting the Rotary Club. Thanks.

JO PAWLEY

Vice President Rotary Club

of Eyemouth and District,

Old Harbour Masters House,

Eyemouth