MAY I, through your newspaper, express my grateful thanks to all the wonderful, dedicated nursing team on ward D11 (urology) at Darlington Memorial Hospital for all the treatment and attention they gave me on my recent stay there.

Nothing was a bother even if they had to endure mask and visor wearing all day long.

I feel fortunate that I was called in for surgery after my initial visit in February which had to be abandoned.

They get lots of respect from me and deservedly so. I am making good progress because of them.

Doug Porthouse, Ferryhill.