Patient Testimonials

At The Bone and Joint Centre we are committed to providing the very best in patient care and the highest standards possible. We constantly look to for ways to improve the patient experience and find ways we might make your stay with us more comfortable. See below some recent Patient Testimonials:

I would like to thank Mr Peter Brownson & Jo Gibson for the amazing work they did with my shoulder! From the initial appointment to the surgery and the appointments after, their expert help let me know I was in the best hands. My return to play has been much faster than first anticipated and my shoulder feels stronger than ever. I can now attack the rest of my career with confidence.
Tyler Hamilton Hull City Football Club


Jordan Watterson saw Mr Taylor on his last regular check-up with him and had this to say:

I’d just like to thank you and the staff at the Spire Hospital in Liverpool for your supreme service – it is by far the best patient treatment I have ever received when in a hospital, and I thank you very much for that.
I honestly cannot thank Mr Taylor enough for what he’s done for me, I never thought I’d ever be in the position to play football again after having surgery, however I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon or operation and I feel as if I have my normal life back. It been a tough year, but with his and your continued support it’s been a lot easier to get though. Sport and and participating in sport is possibly the biggest part of my life, and I am so thankful that after my horrendous injury, I have a future on the football field!
Thanks to you both again


Denise Kennedy had a frozen shoulder which meant she had very limited movement and was in extreme pain. After having keyhole surgery with Mr Peter Brownson at Spire Liverpool Hospitals’ Bone and Joint Centre Denise told us:

I cannot believe how much movement I achieved from the keyhole surgery the result was almost instant. I had quite a lot of movement the very next day after the operation and for the first time my pain was manageable.

The difference this operation has made to my personal, work and social life is outstanding. Before I had the frozen shoulder I was such an outgoing person who ran 6 miles 2-3 times a week, attended circuit training twice a week and had a busy social life with friends. Since September 2014 I was so low as I was unable to run, go to circuit training and did not have any interest in socialising with my friends. All I did was go to work, come home and sleep and cry. I was in so much pain I could not describe it.

After my operation with Peter Brownson I couldn’t believe the result. The goals I achieved in the time after the operation are:


  • Driving 2 days later
  • Dog grooming 7 days later
  • Light circuit training 12 days later
  • Stopped taking any medication for pain relief 3 weeks later
  • Discharged from physiotherapist 5 weeks later
  • Back in the gym and street running 5 weeks later


Maryke Neilson, who is a specialist shoulder and elbow physiotherapist at Spire was my allocated physiotherapist and was so professional and thorough at all times. She filled me with so much confidence each time I visited her.

For the surgeon, operating is just a day at the office but I wanted to convey to you the positive impact it has had on my life. I very rarely have any pain (unless I sleep on the affected shoulder for too long) and I now have my social life and keep fit life back. Most importantly I no longer have to take any medication.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I want this message to let others and give them hope that there is life after a frozen shoulder.

Thank you both for everything

Denise Kennedy


For 18 months I had agonising pain in my right shoulder extending into arm unable to move it most of the time, I had many sleepless nights. Physiotherapy gave no relief, I was referred to Mr Peter Brownson at Liverpool bone and joint clinic at the spire. I was filled with confidence he could help me from 1st appointment,when he explained to me it wasn’t anything nasty, if honest we all think of worst it could be. After scansand x-rays, Mr Brownson told me what he could do to make me pain free he is so professional but understanding. I had surgery in feb, right subacromial decompression and complete ACJ resection.


I went home same day with a sling, I had nerve block so had no pain and felt good. 24 hours later I went back for physiotherapy which continued weekly, I am completely pain free and have full use of my arm and this is within 3-months. I am 68 years old and I have nursed all my career in intensive care,so I will say we are extremely lucky to have  a surgeon with his skills professionalism and kindness in Liverpool, every patient counts private or like me NHS. Thank you so much.
Glenis Fisher


frankYou may or not remember me Frank Booth, that old bloke who was interested in rock climbing. I am now 70 and those shoulders that you sorted out for me are still going strong.
Still climbing twice a week and enjoying every minute. Best wishes and thank you.
Frank Booth


james-jamiesonI am a former Paralympic Powerlifter. Unfortunately, 23 years ago I had to retire from the sport I loved due to shoulder injuries. The injuries had left me having difficulty in transferring to and from my wheelchair.


In those 23 years Mr Brownson has helped me to manage and maintain my injuries without reverting to surgery. I feel that without the treatment and advice Mr Brownson has given me, my quality of life would have suffered.

James Jamieson


As part of the ongoing development to ensure that the Bone and Joint Centre meets the needs of its patients we  developed a patient questionnaire based on the experience as a patient. The overall results for the treatment and care for patients whilst at the Centre can be found below:


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