Your view: Praise for the NHS
COMMENT in the media lately, it seems to me, denigrates totally the NHS. Any unfortunate failing is made to appear endemic throughout the service.
I feel my recent experience may be of interest.
I retired 20 years ago and until recently was in fair health, playing golf regularly and walking.
Recently, I stayed in Morriston Hospital for a cardiac operation as I required a new aortic valve and a couple of by-passes.
The cardiac surgeons I met were extremely kind and reassuring, and carried out the operation very expertly and confidently.
Everything went well and I was soon in the recovery ward.
The aftercare I received by the nursing staff was wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and they could not do enough for me.
The ward was always spotlessly clean, the food was fine, my bed was changed with clean linen and the wounds from the operation were closely checked regularly with expert and gentle care.
I have worked all my life and although comfortably off, I did not make what would be called a lot of money. If it were not for the NHS I simply could not have had this operation.
Millions of people in the UK are in exactly the same position, and this episode has really brought home to me how very important the NHS is for everyone.
Hopefully, those we vote into power will endeavour to maintain the NHS as a vital service for all and not as a means merely to turn a profit.