Everyone was kind and professional at hospital
I WAS discharged recently from the Charles Radcliffe ward, CAVOC, Llandough Hospital after a 12-night stay.
I cannot praise too highly the consultants, surgeons, anaesthetists, doctors, physiotherapists, nursing staff, the ladies who served the meals and the ward cleaners. In fact, everyone involved.
There were quite a few nationalities of staff but they all had one thing in common: they were kind, professional and compassionate and I had excellent care from all of them. However pressurised they were, they always made you feel that you were important.
The atmosphere on the ward was great and I’m sure this contributed to the patients’ recovery. The food was varied and good.
The NHS is always being criticised in various aspects. Most people do not think how fortunate we are to live in a country where we can have the free medical treatment which is not available in so many parts of the world.
As a child I remember the days before the NHS when, if you could not afford to pay, you could not have treatment.
I am so grateful for the NHS and the dedicated people who work within it. Mrs E M Gibbs
Overcrowding the reason for term cut
SO now less than six months in jail is a waste of time! Not surprised with the comforts supplied.
But what is the real reason for the removal of these jail terms. I would suggest its overcrowding.
So why do we persist in jailing, in this country, those foreign nationals who offend?
Is it not time to immediately deport those foreign offenders for indictable offences less than capital.
If dependents chose to stay on then no benefits should be paid until proof of tax paying is established.
The UK talks a lot about getting the “right people” in.
I would call them Value Added People but those who choose to offend certainly don’t fall in to this category.
All these people are a drain on our resources - no use to anyone!
But do-gooders please don’t say that these offenders are going back to a dangerous situation or that they will only come back to the UK, that’s up to us to make sure that they don’t re-enter.
Time to send out the right message politicians make room for all our homegrown offenders! Ron Boyce
Old St Mellons, Cardiff
Identify those behind immigration
THE Goverment, via Javid, announces yet another crisis (boring!).
We already know that suggested solutions will, ultimately fail.
This is the current “wave” of outboard-powered small boats, seemingly identical, being used by illegal immigrants to cross the English Channel.
We see ships from HMRC and the Royal Navy being deployed in a futile effort to stop them.
The French have absolute authority in their waters which cannot be delegated.
Once on the high seas, in international waters, a ship’s master can only report on heading and position.
The real problem is that any action/reaction by ships of any nation is governed by ancient rules and laws.
In peacetime no-one can put the safety of any vessel, nor endanger the passengers or crew by putting their lives or limbs at risk as this will result in harsh punishment.
Free passage is a right and ignoring that is at the peril of those interrupting it.
Additionally, a ship’s master has a duty to abandon everything and go to the aid of anyone calling for help. Failure to do so is a crime.
Once these small boats are in UK waters they can only be followed until beached, or boarded and taken to a home port.
Once foot has been set on our soil they are home free.
They can claim political asylum with all that entails and will probably have either disposed of passports or posted them to a waiting UK address. Without that vital document no-one can be expelled or deported and no air or shipping line would accept them.
Someone is orchestrating this for hard cash so if they can be identified perhaps that problem can be solved. David Prichard Rumney, Cardiff
I am so grateful for the NHS and the dedicated people who work within it
Mrs EM Gibbs Dinas Powys
No deal would be bad for jobs here
BRITISH beef and lamb will be sold in Japan after a 23 year trade ban is scrapped. The move is worth £127m to UK farmers in the next five years.
It will be up to the Welsh Assembly to fight for a fair share of the market for Wales.
If Welsh farmers lose out, then the Labour government should take the brunt of any backlash.
The Japanese PM, Mr Shinzo Abe, has urged Mrs May to avoid a No Deal Brexit as many of the 1,000 Japanese firms in the UK use it as a gateway to Euro markets.
The car industry also says a no deal would result in job losses.
Please take note all you leavers whether you are MPs, company owners or the general public.
A no deal would be very bad for jobs in Wales and the UK. Andrew Nutt
We continue to rise to the challenge
THIS year marks 85 years since Diabetes UK was founded, by novelist HG Wells and Dr RD Lawrence in January 1934.
Throughout that time, we are proud to have been at the forefront of diabetes breakthroughs.
We have campaigned for change in diabetes care, supported people through our helpline and local support groups, championed the work of healthcare professionals, and funded life-changing research.
From the development of the first insulin pen in the 1970s, to the launch of the digital handheld blood glucose meter, to being closer than ever to making the artificial pancreas a reality, research funded by Diabetes UK – made possible only by our supporters – continues to change the lives of people with dia-
betes for the better.
Looking to the future, as we learn more about Type 2 diabetes, we want to make remission from the condition a reality for as many people as possible.
The Diabetes UK-funded DiRECT study, our largest ever research award, has added to the much-needed evidence that remission can be achieved.
But diabetes remains one of the biggest health crises facing Wales today.
There are now more than 191,000 people in Wales diagnosed with the condition, as well as almost 60,000 currently living with the condition but who are yet to be diagnosed.
We continue to rise to this challenge as we know that, together, we can create a world where diabetes can do no harm. For more information on our work in Wales, go to www.diabetes.org.uk/In_ Your_Area/Wales. Dai Williams National Director Diabetes UK Cymru