Leading archaeologist praises King’s Lynn hospital

Time Team at Friar's Wash Roman temple complex, Hertfordshire.
Time Team at Friar's Wash Roman temple complex, Hertfordshire.

An eminent archaeologist has taken to Twitter to praise the staff at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their bedside manner following his treatment.

Professor Francis Pryor, 71, is famous for discovering one of the finest Bronze Age Settlement, Flag Fen, near Peterborough, along with encouraging the next generation of archaeologists by appearing on television’s Time Team.

He was admitted as a day patient at the hospital last week for a hernia operation and after his release later that day took to Twitter to thank the team. He said: “Have just had hernia operation @QEHKingsLynnNHS. Great doctors and smiley nurses. Thank you SO much!”

Now recovering at home, Professor Pryor, who is also an author, sheep farmer and keen gardener, is looking forward to getting back into the garden.

He said: “I do a lot of physical work and the hernia was getting in the way.

“My treatment at the hospital was wonderful in every respect. The staff were friendly and very informative so I know exactly what was going to happen.

“I am taking things steady but I’m already more active.”

Hospital Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein said: “It is wonderful to hear of Professor Pryor’s positive experience and I would like to thank him for his kind comments.”