Reader Letter: ‘Let’s praise the wonderful NHS for their wonderful work’

PUBLISHED: 08:10 28 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 29 April 2018

Picture: Ian Burt

Picture: Ian Burt

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I feel it my duty to point out my experiences of the NHS amidst all the adverse publicity of recent months.

It is too easy to be critical and point out waiting time and delays. The NHS is under enormous pressure by an ever-increasing population with everyone expecting fast responses to their demands and conditions. I cannot comment on the lack of funding which must impact on the situation.

I had the misfortune to be diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) and from that life-changing statement my experience of the NHS could not have been bettered. I, and hence the rest of the family, received information, support and care with attention to detail.

I have spent a month in Colney Hospital on Mulbarton Ward receiving every possible support and care necessary from all quarters to send

me back on the way to recovery. Whilst in hospital you soon realise the importance of the organisation. Everyone doing a remarkable job to the best of their ability even under sometimes great pressure. From consultants, doctors, nurses, auxiliaries, students, catering and orderlies, not forgetting cleaners. The list is not only numerous but also multi-national without whom the system would surely grind to a halt.

All of them made my stay as comfortable as possible where nothing seems to be too great a demand.

I shudder to think at the cost of the treatment received but shall be ever grateful to the team which I consider part of my extended family. Let us please praise what we have rather than criticise the service that cannot be redressed without a great deal of review as well as funding.


Calthorpe Close



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