On the two occasions when I have had spinal injections at St. John and St. Elizabeth Hospital with Mr. Akmal and his team, I have found the atmosphere warm, welcoming and efficient. Everyone is very human and approachable and the nursing care was kind and considerate – the first time – in July, I think, when I was feeling quite ill, the nurse was exceptionally helpful. As for the injections, their effects were wonderful and it was extraordinary to be able to move and dance again with such ease and also to feel so much better – obviously the effects of the steroid. The benefit lasted about 4 weeks and wore off during gradually after that, so that I thought of having another injection at the end of October, though in the end didn’t have it. I’m now thinking of having one again. Patricia W.