Veronica Taylor, who suffered a fracture on the same day as social distancing measures started has thanked staff for their care during the pandemic.
Veronica was out walking her dog when she had a fall and a break to her right arm – on the night that the government introduced new guidelines for people to stay at home.
Concerned about how the measures would affect her, she made contact with the team in orthopaedic outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees.
When it was safe to do so, nurse practitioner Simona McDonald visited her outside her home to help treat the break and give her some support and advice to help her recovery.
Now – just a few weeks on from the accident – she has visited the unit for her final appointment.
She said: “I can’t thank staff enough for the help they gave me.
“It was horrendous timing for something like this to happen – on the day of lockdown.
“Simona visited me to examine, provide me with right support and guidance and a consultant rang to offer expertise and advice.
“I really appreciate the help the team gave me at such a difficult time – it really helped my recovery.”