Each month a different member of the Trinity congregation prepares a few words which we hope that you will find interesting and thought-provoking.
As I write this I am recovering from major surgery, meaning that, unusually, I have time on my hands! I also have time to think and reflect on the amazing staff of our NHS.
I had a wonderful anaesthetist who was so apologetic; I was not being the most helpful patient to insert a cannula or an epidural needle into. All I heard, for the next two days after surgery, was that he was calling, as he was concerned about me.
The nursing staff on Ward 10a at Lister were very caring and, as I was immobile for two days, they were very helpful and understanding.
Anyone who has been in this situation may relate to this; the morning after the surgery, after a night of very little sleep, I was asked if I would like a wash. The process of washing someone who is not able to do it for themselves, is very intimate and private but is carried out in a dignified way. I feel it’s one of the most important jobs our nurses do, especially for those who are incapable, or dying.
You may moan about the waiting times, lack of doctors, lack of nurses, etc. but, as for the staff working on the wards, they are, in the majority, God’s Angels on his earth; caring, attentive and loving.
Church Secretary and Elder