As a new member I am grateful for a platform to air my views and comments.
I wish to say that our National Health Service is in need of a massive cash injection, to improve the sitation and conditions for everyone.
The staff do a great job but sometimes mistakes or careless behaviour happens and the usual reponse is "to close ranks and go into a denial mode".
I witnessed this first on few occasions personally and have heard views and experiences from other patients,customers, that have used medical services.
One serious situation involved one of my parents, who had a successful operation for life threatening illness, but ended up imobile and disabled for life, due to poor aftercare.
The outcome was that our parent and the family were put under extreme pressure to organise a care home placement.
This situation was brought about by not organising physio during a induced coma and life support situation.
The result was life changing and our parent ending up in care because of lack of aftercare, wasting the time and skills of operating staff and devastating everyone involved.
The joints in our parent's feet, due to lack of movement had frozen in one position and they rended them imobile.
Our uncle was in a coma for several months, but recieved the physio and correct care and made a good recovery(in America).
We all need to keep strong and continue to keep moving, as one famous doctor said "the chair can be a killer".
This is good advice as complications, such as edema, (fluid retention) can occur from lack of exercise or movement.
The moral of this is keep moving and always keep vigilant when a loved one is recieving medical treatment.