Letters; Victoria Bagge, February 10, 2015

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I just wanted to write and let you hear a positive side to our health care system.

Recently my 88-year-old father died. He had been struggling with old age syndrome. His legs were weak and his mind confused.

My 90-year-old mother had been his sole carer until recently - she was exhausted.

On the morning he died mum rang the district nurse. Not long after this two lovely women arrived and found dad in bed in a semi-coma.

Within 10 minutes the paramedics arrived. They were amazing - gentle, kind and considerate and despite all their careful efforts in was decided he should be taken by ambulance into King’s Lynn.

We were met by two lovely nurses (I was in the ambulance). Dad passed away that evening – peacefully, dignity intact.

I cannot thank the district nurses, the paramedics, the doctors, the nurses and all the staff enough.

King’s Lynn hospital gets repeated bad press. In my opinion it is totally unjustified. They do not deserve it. We could not have wished for more and in our eyes - and I am sure many more - they are doing a magnificent job under extreme pressure.

The NHS is in great hands – so enough bad press please. They deserve nothing but praise.

Victoria Bagge,

Daisy Farm, Stradsett