Defending The NHS

6 Oct


I’ve been back and forth to the local hospital this past week or so; two relatives have needed emergency treatment and medical investigation. There are problems with the NHS and when things go wrong they should be exposed and put right, but on the whole, we’re so privileged to have it and I feel strongly that we have to defend it. My relatives have had excellent care and attention and it hasn’t cost a penny. They’ve had very expensive procedures and have been treated with kindness, dignity and expertise. The prognosis is good.

Here’s a drawing I did this morning in one of the outpatient waiting rooms. It’s drawn across two pages of my tiny spotty sketchbook, size A6, with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen, size S. Back to the hospital again tomorrow, I’ll try and do another sketch there. It’s interesting to draw a figure in an unfamiliar place.

6 Responses to “Defending The NHS”

  1. KnitNell October 8, 2014 at 22:19 #

    The sketches are great. And you are right to defend the NHS – it is WONDERFUL. Anyone who doesn’t like it should have a stint of living (and being ill) abroad.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 8, 2014 at 23:53 #

      Thank you. I agree. I have 2 close relatives going through investigative procedures and emergency treatment at the moment and I cannot fault the service they are getting.

  2. allesistgut October 7, 2014 at 07:47 #

    All the best for your relatives. And yes it’s really good to live in a country with a good health care system. Lovely and moving sketch!

  3. jhv57 October 6, 2014 at 23:03 #

    Glad for this program that you have. Wonder what it would have been like to not have had this worry, lack of care and expense during my life in the U.S.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 7, 2014 at 05:14 #

      The USA health system seems very shocking to those of us living elsewhere. Universal health care should be a right in a civilised society. I can’t understand why it’s such an issue with the USA. I hope that your health problems are sorted xxxx

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