08 February 2015

I strapped a plastic bag to my leg and strode forth, a new man

You never appreciate a good night's sleep, until you have to get up every hour.

Just been discharged from a brief - but life-changing - hospital stay.  NHS Scotland did me proud.

My thanks to the locum GP who arranged an immediate appointment at Edinburgh’s Western General, to the medical and nursing staff at the reception service who kept me in, and to the urology department who quickly sorted me out.  I cannot praise highly enough Ward 57’s nursing and support staff who dealt with old men’s medical complaints - amid the blood and the piss - with skill and dedication, and particularly with unflagging cheerfulness and with incredible kindness.

This old man is profoundly grateful.


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