Thursday Thought 19

I’m feeling amazed by our beautiful, frugal NHS today. They have cared for my poorly little one in a hundred ways, with no cost to us at the point of use.

At least 11 NHS members of staff were in direct contact with us during our late night foray into Paediatric A&E, including telephone calls prior to our arrival. The tension in the services is palpable, the tightness of their budgets a constant restraint on how they work, what they can prescribe, how long they can spend on tasks and yet, our daughter was made to feel like the most important patient they had and that her care was paramount.

She’s fine by the way, just a virus (isn’t it always??) but that we can access such great care without worrying about cold hard cash is a great joy.

Don’t start me on the car park charges…

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