I don't usually join forums as they can become so whiny and full of pity parties, but not finding that on here.
What I am staggered at though is the poor standards of care across the country - no wonder in the UK we have such a high mortality rate!
I can only say, that where I am in the West Country (Plymouth area) I am privileged to have the highest level of care from every single member of the team in the respiratory unit. I always see my consultant, I really feel he listens and understands me and I have Instant Access to go to the unit for advice and help if I'm feeling unwell with my Asthma.
No one likes being admitted do they, lets be honest, but when you are greeted on the ward like an old friend, somehow it never seems so awful.
But I so wish that many of you whose posts I have read but not always replied to could have the high standard of care I receive, and I can only say to you, please keep pushing to get the care you should receive.