A huge thank you to un­der-pres­sure NHS

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

MY dis­abled hus­band was taken ill and needed hospi­tal at­ten­tion on the De­cem­ber 29 2016. Ad­mit­tedly it took time to get an am­bu­lance or­gan­ised af­ter go­ing down the route of first call­ing 111, but fi­nally one ar­rived with crew who were kind­ness it­self.

Yes, we did have to wait, with my hus­band on a trol­ley for a cou­ple of hours and yes, it was a bit like World War II in Hilling­don A&E, but the staff were work­ing their socks off, I don’t know how they do it, it was amaz­ing to witness. The stress they work un­der is sim­ply in­tol­er­a­ble, far too much to do and too many sick peo­ple to care for with not enough doc­tors.

My hus­band and I just want to say a huge thank you to the am­bu­lance crew and all mem­bers of A&E. We can only hope that the Gov­ern­ment will do their ut­most to sup­port the NHS in the com­ing months be­fore things break down com­pletely. Med­i­cal staff are try­ing their hard­est but are pushed beyond their lim­its. SHIRLEY & TERRY ROUS Bea­con Close Uxbridge

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