Late February 2014 my life changed drastically. I shouldn’t really be here to tell you anything about that evening – but I am. I am because of the phenomenal expertise, care and attention from our wonderful NHS. Initially it was the ED nurses and medics that swiftly diagnosed a problem with my failing heart.
I heard the shout “We need help here” and I was surrounded by staff of all shapes and sizes trying their utmost, for me. I can’t remember much else after that as I was sedated and “worked upon”.
The following day I found myself on CCU where, once again, the staff worked tirelessly, not just for me but for everyone on the ward. From the domestic staff, HCA’s, staff nurses and medics, my/our treatment was second to none. Everyone was so caring and committed – nothing was too much trouble.
I’ve been asked a few times why the team at the Victoria Inn (Threemilestone) and I feel so committed to raising funds for the Cornwall Heart Unit Fund (CHUF).
The reason why, is appreciation of what was done for me, we wanted to give something back, not to buy equipment which is normally funded by the NHS, but for the little things that can make a big difference. The money that we have raised so far has been used to help the staff in so many different ways, which in turn aid the staff to help so many other patients.
Much of the money raised has come from the people of Cornwall, for the people of Cornwall. Long may it continue.