How lucky we are to have our healthcare

I’m not one to get involved in politics, at all. But occasionally something does make me stop and think about how lucky we are to have our healthcare system in the UK.  This weekend, Lia has been quite poorly. It started of just as conjunctivitis, but she has ended up with a terribly swollen eye, a temperature and a really heavy cold.  Because she is so young, Lia just doesn’t seem to be coping very well with what could be a cold or the flu. She has been really quite lethargic and just hasn’t been herself at all.  On Friday,…

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Help them home

In my role as a copywriter, I often find myself providing commentary on the pressures on the NHS. It is widely accepted that the aging population has a significant effect on our health service alongside economic pressures. So I was saddened today to read the results of a survey carried out by the Royal Voluntary Service.  It turns out that 40 per cent of people aged over 75 years old who are in hospital at any given time are well enough to be discharged. And 70 per cent of nurses delay releasing elderly patients purely because there is insufficient support…

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