50 years of care

PUBLISHED: 12:04 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

SIR – I keep reading in the letters pages disturbing tales of poor patient care for the elderly in our local NHS hospitals. I have been under continual NHS care for over 50 years and have nothing but praise for them. In 1956 when I was 18, I lost my leg i

SIR - I keep reading in the letters pages disturbing tales of poor patient care for the elderly in our local NHS hospitals. I have been under continual NHS care for over 50 years and have nothing but praise for them.

In 1956 when I was 18, I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident. The kindness and care I received at Luton and Dunstable remains with me always.

I'm still with the L&D and have recently been treated at St Albans and Hemel Hempstead. The consideration and care I'm receiving now, in my 70s, is no different from then when I was a frightened 18-year-old.

PAUL KINCH

Pickford Hill, Harpenden


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