HUMANS OF THE HOSPITAL: Celebrating 40 years of Mount Druitt Hospital – Lorrae Walter

“I’ve just had a hip replacement.

The surgery came at just the right time – I couldn’t sit, walk or stand for long. The surgeon said the bones they removed were not in a good way.

My hospital stay at Mount Druitt Hospital has been brilliant. Everyone has been friendly, attentive, explained what’s happening at every step and are always checking on me and following up on my requests.

The next step in my recovery is physiotherapy and I’m hoping I can walk and be more active again. I’ve been very limited in what I can do for the last year or so, so I’m really hoping that I get back on track and that I’m able to travel again soon.

I’d like to go back to Bali and do things I wouldn’t have been able to do with my hip like whitewater rafting and snorkelling. I’d also like to go to India or Vietnam. I like visiting multicultural countries and seeing different ways of life.

If you’ve been suffering from a bad hip like me and have been putting off getting a replacement, just get it done, so you can travel, see the world and enjoy life while you can.”

– Lorrae Wolter, patient at Mount Druitt Hospital September 2022.

Celebrating 40 years of Mount Druitt Hospital

‘Humans of the Hospital’ is dedicated to the inspiring humans working at Westmead, Blacktown, Mount Druitt Auburn and Cumberland hospitals in western Sydney.