“Following our conversation today, I would just like to follow that up with this email as you suggested. As you may be aware, I suffered my stroke back in May 2008 so it has been a bit of a journey so far in my recovery which is still ongoing.
"After discharge from Hartlepool General Hospital, I started both neurophysiotherapy at the hospital combined with GP referral classes. The physio sessions started at once a fortnight but later reverted to once every 6 weeks. However in the same period, my GP referral classes increased from once per week to the current 3 classes per week as I gained strength, stamina and confidence.
"As from my last neurophysiotherapy session last month, I have now been discharged from physiotherapy at Hartlepool General Hospital as they believe my progress and future needs are best served through the GP referral classes. It is for this reason I wish to say a big thank you to you and your team without who I would not be where I am today.
"My aim is to continue to grow in both strength and stamina which will help both my balance and coordination. Once again a big thank you. Please could you pass this message on to your team members and to whom you see fit to tell them this process actually works.”