SIR - I was recently admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary where I had to stay for 11 days.

I was taken there by ambulance instead of the usual hospital, due it being a closer distance. I was scared and nervous as not my usual hospital and, as with every hospital, I'd heard good and bad reports. I have to say how well ALL the staff looked after me. From being seen in A&E, where bloods and other tests were taken, to being assessed and having treatment. Then to Ward 7 where I had more tests and an operation and was in recovery.

The consultants where fantastic in getting a diagnosis, along with the junior doctors and orthopaedic team who carried out my operation.

But Ward 7 staff I owe the biggest thank you ever, the nursing staff where so patient and kind-hearted, they cheered me up when I felt at my worst and made me feel secure.

The lady who brought cups of tea was wonderful, I said to her 'What is life without a good brew?' I now know what Earth Angels are.

I am home and in recovery and would like to say a big, big thank you to all at BRI.

Lindsey Powell, Turnsteads Crescent, Cleckheaton