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    My girlfriend has been in an Intensive Care Unit since last Saturday. It's been a really tough time, I feel like I haven't slept for about 9 days, but she's just been moved off the ICU into a specialist ward and is really starting to make a recovery.

    Thought it worth a mention that, despite the trend for portraying the NHS in an unflattering light, the care and attention that she has received, courtesy of this national treasure, has been absolutely faultless.

    Our health service, despite the flaws, is still the envy of the world.

    Natasha is from South Africa and her mother, who flew in to Britain on Monday, has been amazed by the quality of care her daughter has received. As she was quick to point out, in their home country a 9 day spell in an ICU would have cost around £4,000.

    It seems to me that the only people who really seek to denigrate and belittle the NHS are people who haven't been unfortunate enough to have had to rely upon it in recent years.

    Also, whilst the doctors have been great, the real stars have been the nurses. Their patience and professionalism have only served to illustrate just how severely undervalued and under-rewarded they are.

    I'm absolutely chock-full of gratitude, but also immensely proud to be British (and Socialist!) today.

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    Glad to hear things are getting better mate.

    Hope she's ok in the end and glad to hear that the doctors and nurses have been so good for her.


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    Cheers pal, hope the cat's on the mend too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pembers Only
    Cheers pal, hope the cat's on the mend too!
    Yeah, he seems to be ok.

    Took him for a follow-up appointment last night and the vet said his brusing is healing very quickly.

    He's not up to much at the minute and just likes to lie around and sleep a lot but then again, he is a cat!


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    That's great to hear. I hope she carries on making good progress.
    Sadly not everyone recieves the service they deserve from the NHS - it's not just the BUPA brigade who complain. That said, it's one of our most valuable national assets, and the sooner it's run as a health service and not as a corporation the better.


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    Hope she gets better soon.
    To me the NHS is classic plane crashing, we always hear of it when things go wrong (often for political reasons) and very very seldom hear of the hundreds opf thousands of things going well.


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    Indeed.

    The level of care my Dad received a couple of years back when he was in intensive care was second to none.


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    I was seen to recently.


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    Its hit and miss depending on the hospital and its staff and their attitude.

    I've found Burton hosptial and Glenfield ICU (Leicester) to be pretty good.

    New Cross in Wolverhampton was fucking awful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Talky Toaster TM
    Its hit and miss depending on the hospital and its staff and their attitude.

    I've found Burton hosptial and Glenfield ICU (Leicester) to be pretty good.

    New Cross in Wolverhampton was fucking awful.
    There is a lesson in that, be more fucking carefull.


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    My granny has just had two bouts of open heart surgery; can only echo the sentiments in the first post - her care has been first class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadford
    There is a lesson in that, be more f**king carefull.
    None of them involved me directly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Talky Toaster TM
    None of them involved me directly.
    Maybe it was just the visitors at Wolverhampton that found it shit?


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    Well it did involve them nearly killing my daughter through incompetence.

    You'll never experience a wall of silence like you get from medical people after they've fucked up.


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    Wish it was like that with my Dad hes been in a coma now for 10weeks and I think the NHS staff are horrendus at they're jobs we have been given a huge amount of wrong evidence and been told the wrong information. The worst possible kind aswell was telling his family that we would have to turn of the machines the next day but when it actully came around to this, this was actully the wrong information and at 15 this is so much to take in and it has been the longest 10weeks of my life and it hasn't been helped by the staff of the NHS.

    But glad to hear it mate hope she makes a full recovery.


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    That sounds awful mate. I guess I can only speak from personal experience.

    All the best with your old man, I really hope he pulls through. No one should have to deal with that at 15. Keep your chin up. It might sound daft, but I know that this place lent a lot of emotional support to Congo Red when his Mam had her cancer scare. It's not always easy to talk about this stuff, especially when you're just a lad, but I know the people on here will fall over themselves to help in any way if they think they can.


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    What you said about the nurses is spot on. I had an acl reconstruction 2 weeks ago and the after operation care from the nurses was amazing. To put up with what they do and still have a smile on their face while they are looking after you is amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pembers Only
    That sounds awful mate. I guess I can only speak from personal experience.

    All the best with your old man, I really hope he pulls through. No one should have to deal with that at 15. Keep your chin up. It might sound daft, but I know that this place lent a lot of emotional support to Congo Red when his Mam had her cancer scare. It's not always easy to talk about this stuff, especially when you're just a lad, but I know the people on here will fall over themselves to help in any way if they think they can.
    Thanks mate. I know your going through it and im only 15 but after whats happend the only thing I hate thinking is "what if" thats the worst thing to think, i thought it about everything spending time and doing it diffrent but the one thing you got to think is would the person your visiting want you to fell sad and be upset or remember all the good times you both had and be happy.


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    Sorry to hear that you're girlfriend's poorly but happy that she's recovering well.

    I think we've all experienced personal experience of our NHS and I'm pleased to say that on the few occasions where I have needed them, they've been there and the treatment I have received has been nothing less than exceptional.

    Sadly, I appreciate that this isn't always the case and I can sympathise with those who have experienced otherwise.

    Good news though Dellaroc. Hang in there.



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    Glad to hear she's on the mend and agree with you entirely. Despite the negative crap you read in the media, the NHS is something we should be very proud of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Talky Toaster TM
    Well it did involve them nearly killing my daughter through incompetence.

    You'll never experience a wall of silence like you get from medical people after they've f**ked up.
    Want a bet


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    And so much crap is posted about Nurses being Angels, when my bugger comes home and I want a bit of sympathy, I get told she is paid to sympathetic at work, now I'm at home tough........Also the new style of uniform is so difficult to get on now days, I must have put weight on or something






    I must add I am so proud of her, when former patients approach her to offer their thanks and appreciation whilst we are out and about when some one recognises her


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    You have looked absurd in that uniform for some time now.


 

 

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