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Dear Constituent,

Our National Health Service is 70 years old this year. I would like to know about your personal experiences and thoughts on the future of the NHS. All the information will be made anonymous and treated here in the strictest confidence.

Gordon

Below are some responses we have had already:

“I experienced the service through my mother who was constantly in hospital through her life. The medical staff were fantastic. Hard working, caring but very overworked. Through all the pressure they still maintained a good level of care and genuinely cared for their patients.”

“My mother was in hospital over Christmas with pneumonia. She had to stay in the corridor. Not the fault of the staff. Theresa May needs to get her finger out. Wasn’t seen for nearly 12 hours.”

“My wife works for the NHS and knows other GPs – she said they are (Government) busting the NHS.”

“Possibly my primary reason for voting Labour is they will give the support our precious NHS needs to care for our society. Not just money either, a proper respect from this government for the work done by our NHS is badly lacking.
It’ll last as long as us folk have the faith to fight for it.”

“A family member was in hospital last year after having a fall. She was taken to A&E at 4pm and was in the corridor for hours. All this time ambulance staff had to remain with her. The staff did a great job under enormous pressure.”

“My wife and I have (sadly) had to make great use of the NHS in the past 12 months, and without hesitation I say they are marvellous. If they have any gripes about pay, it never transferred to the wards, and they always seem such a happy dedicated bunch of professionals. Yes, they do need more funds, and I hope whatever government is in power will fully recognise that and allocate much more to their coffers.”

“It’s difficult to overstate the hard work, teamwork and dedication shown by all the workers caring for my wife recently in Victoria Hospital. Yes, A&E was very busy indeed. Yes, she had to wait for a bed on a ward. But the process from A&E admission to discharge home from the final ward was handled efficiently, professionally and with consideration for her well-being – physical and emotional. Full marks and thank you!”

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