Respect and protect our NHS
12:51pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Letters
Respect and protect our NHS My late husband, Roger Brown, had pancreatic cancer and died just before Christmas.
The NHS is often in the headlines and at the receiving end of much criticism, so I would like to offer a contradiction of this from my recent experience of this valuable service.
Yes, I had to fight my corner on occasions, but we have an excellent system in place with the NHS palliative care set up here in the county.
The communication between ward ten, Fay Morley from the Paul Sartori Foundation, the doctors, the district and community nurses, Harbour Care Services, occupational therapy at Withybush Hospital, the acute response team, the emergency doctors and Care on Call, plus the 999 service; was excellent, and they all interacted admirably in my husband’s care and are a credit to our NHS.
They could not save my husband’s life, but they made the quality of his life as comfortable and happy as was possible in his last weeks, days and hours.
Please respect and protect our NHS, not neglect and abuse it.
Lynda Brown Hakin Milford Haven