LAST week was one of the rare occasions I required to access the superb services provided by the NHS.
Following a somewhat embarrassing kitchen injury (okay, I admit it, I lost a square go with a tin of corned beef), I presented myself on Wednesday evening to accident and emergency at Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban.
The staff there could not have been better. Yes, it seemed like a quiet evening as I arrived around 9pm, but everyone was unfailingly cheerful, polite and helpful.
I was swiftly ‘checked in’ at reception and treated brilliantly by nurse Tim, an affable Londonder who was just beginning his night shift.
Within 40 minutes of arrival I had been processed, had the wound cleaned and dressed, had an anti-tetanus jab administered, was provided with advice and was on my way home again.
Cracking treatment from a great team.