- Oct 29, 2021
I've had family members and friends rely a lot on the NHS and I have to say that outside of emergency situations it can be incredibly slow, the quality and speed of care you get varies a lot on what the problem is and where you live.I'll admit I've not had to rely on the NHS for mental health but they saved my life when I was a kid and needed an emergency full blood transfusion. I remember when I broke my foot a few years ago, I got a full 3D CAT scan of the foot, showing me where the break was, and got it all secured within around 45 minutes. My dad had a knee replacement a couple of months ago and the service was exemplary. My mam died of cancer a few years ago and, once again, the nurses and doctors couldn't have helped more (they did offer mental health support for me and my dad at the time but we both declined). They made my mam as comfortable as possible to the end, once the chemo and radiotherapy proved to not be enough to cure her - the original diagnosis was that she had 6 months max but she survived for 18.
I fucking love the NHS for these reasons and just wish the government supported them more.