I am slightly discombobulated by all the political and press furore over the NHS in Wales, and all the horror stories that are emerging (and being denied by Carwyn, our whatever-he-is, prime minestrone person). I've only the experience from our own doctors, who are great but can't prescribe NOACs because the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board won't allow it, so everyone at the surgery is still on warfarin (but then, is that bad?).
I've had the one trip to A&E, where I was very well treated (but then everyone who wasn't completely broken was home watching the Royal wedding apart from the poor staff...) and one visit to the cardiologist. I see some people saying they have annual checks, which I've never been offered - is that usual in England?
I am guessing if I needed an ablation the Welsh NHS would probably refuse to send me to the Liverpool Chest & Heart, from what's been said, which is quite close and a centre of excellence, or so I believe. The thought of having to travel all the way to Cardiff and the presumably huge wait makes me a little mournful even though this is theoretical right now. I don't even know if Cardiff is any good, after everything that's been said...
I don't know what to think really, other than to hope we stay well-ish! Does anyone else have any thoughts? Are we getting the short stick here? Does Wales implement NICE recommendations? Or are we all doomed, as Private Fraser used to say?
I'm still smiling, by the way. Got to laugh at it all, haven't you?