Yesterday, in an entirely routine way, a frail 87 year old woman had two cancerous growths removed from her head in a day surgery hospital on the south coast of England. A skin graft was taken from her leg to cover the areas where the growths were removed. She was scared stiff, despite the presence of her son. The NHS staff concerned, from the consultant down to the receptionist, were kindness and professionalism personified.
& this is what is at risk when people talk of cuts after the next election. The civilised bit of our society. The bit which got my Mum treated within a week of diagnosis.