MY FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF HOW THE NHS IS STRUGGLING…

A #PatientVoice worth listening to

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Like most Brits, I am a true advocate of our amazing NHS. Where else can you just arrive and get treated so well? But as recent news suggests the NHS are under so much pressure that it’s difficult to make ends meet, which is something I have experienced first hand over the last two weeks.

My 93-year-old Dad suffers from postural hypotensions where his blood pressure drops when he stands up but recently it has gone much worse and he had a few falls and collapses in one day so he was taken to hospital last Monday evening. My sister rang to say she had called the Ambulance at around 5.30pm so I jumped in my car and went straight to Manchester.

The paramedics arrived at 9.30p and felt it was necessary for him to go to hospital. We both followed and were soon seen by the triage nurse who…

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