LETTER: Restoring faith in humanity

I have nothing but admiration for the men and women of our local emergency and medical services.

When our doctor arranged urgent admission to hospital for my wife Brenda last week at short notice, the combined response from the South Coast Ambulance Service and the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service at Pevensey Fire Station was magnificent.

She weighs more than 30 stone and is unable to stand or use a zimmer frame. Getting her out of the house presented a problem.

But they worked smoothly as one team, working out the best logistical way of dealing with the complex situation facing them, all the while reassuring my wife and ensuring that she was as comfortable as possible. One of the patio doors was taken off and she was wheeled safely out on a special stretcher. I cannot find sufficient words to express my gratitude.

On arrival at the DGH my wife received tender expert care from a dedicated nursing staff; first in the medical assessment unit and in Jevington Ward to which she was later transferred.

Despite all the criticism levelled at the NHS, our doctors and nurses work hard to make sure that we have the best health service in the world. They restore one’s faith in humanity.

Frederick J Nixon

Tillingham Way

Stone Cross

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