Paramedics left the paraphenalia from a visit the other day when my asthma had got to "oh fuck this is not good" - thankfully everything checked out ok.
image description: an alcohol swab packet, blood glucose strip packed and strip and some ecg electrodes on a white background
#asthmaproblems #asthmatic #chronicillness #bloodtest #emergency #saveournhs
Very much looking forward to crawling into this bed soon 😴 poor Arlo was admitted to hospital this morning after being poorly for a few days, with acute tonsillitis that has caused a severe viral flare up of eczema that has now become infected 😪 we are home now after blood tests and fluids administered for dehydration, with very strong antibiotics to fight both infections 💪🏻 doctor said if we’d left it another 24 hours then there was a high chance he would’ve developed sepsis from the skin infection and it could’ve been a different story... feeling very thankful for our awesome NHS right now 🙏🏻 #saveournhs #nhsheroes
Just finished the audiobook of This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. It takes me forever to get through audiobooks as I only really listen on my commutes.
4.5/5 stars. It was brilliant that this was narrated by the author and he told it in such an easy and funny manner. It’s a great audiobook for just dipping in and out of when carrying out errands etc. There’s not a plot line as such that you have to rigidly follow, which is exactly what I need in an audiobook. At the same time, it really hits home as to some of the challenges NHS staff face and the sudden, non humorous end is jarring and gets the serious and overarching message of the book across really well. Would recommend. Especially in audiobook format!
#thisisgoingtohurt #adamkay #bookstagram #instaread #booklover #bookworm #audiobooks #bookreview #saveournhs
About half way through but What a book! ❤👏 Thinking about my doctor friends, those who are just starting to those who've been working for a while now. I don't envy your job, it's incredibly tough. And the support is massively lacking. The system needs to change.
Until then if your lucky enough to have psychology folks on your team, then talk to them. We are there to support our team as well as our patients. Plus we love an ol' chat ❤
#doctors #psychologistsarenice #honestly #saveournhs #adamkay #thisisgoingtohurt #bookstagram
starting to cry in the garage bc the mechanic who fixed your car must have seen your hospital parking vouchers and now won't let you pay for the repairs, saying "i didn't know we had one of our good NHS workers with us" 😭❤👩⚕️💛🚗 people are GOOD. shout out to everyone who is kind towards NHS staff, they are probably a bit fragile, a bit surprised, and very very grateful #nhs #savethenhs #thisismanchester #saveournhs #northeners #randomactsofkindness #nhs70
A massive thanks to @bwfilm_ and NHS Blood & Transplant for having me along to film some behind the scenes from a campaign photoshoot the other week. All the people taking part in the campaign have had (or continue to have) blood at critical moments in their life. It reminded me to go and give blood again which I did this morning. I realised the last time I went before this was over 3 years ago! If like me it's always on your to do list but never ticked off then bump it to the top for tomorrow I reckon. If you are able to do it, it's absolutely everything to the people that receive it.
t h a n k y o u • The last ten days have not been easy. Our poor Fleur has had Croup followed by a secondary chest infection and Seb not wanting to be left out was hospitalised with Bronchiolitis.
3 trips to A&E, 3 calls to 111, 2 calls to 999, 2 ambulances, 1 trip to GP, 1 stay in hospital ...and a partridge in a pear tree!
Luckily both my babies are on the mend- there is nothing more scary as a parent then seeing your child so ill you have to call an ambulance.
I have to say how so very grateful I am to our NHS. My babies have to been so poorly and the support of every nurse, paramedic, doctor and call handler has been outstanding.
Also a massive thank you to our community midwives- thanks to them I delivered my little boy very quickly in a unplanned home-birth just four weeks ago. I can truly say it was the most incredible birth experience and I can’t thank them enough.
We are so lucky to have these wonderful people who despite the issues, poor pay, and long hours, choose to work for our National Health Service and are there for us in our hour of need. I am so grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
#nhs #thankyou #saveournhs #forevergrateful
I just want to say thank you so much to @leicestershospitals Child A&E for looking after Clara so well yesterday! Despite being absolutely rammed, the staff were wonderful, thorough, kind, gentle and reassuring. Even though they were full, they insisted that they would find her space in the ‘short stay’ ward so that they could keep an eye on her a little longer. As a breastfeeding mum, they offered me food and both @droy_hawkwind and I had a plentiful supply of coffee from the kitchen. They offered expressing facilities when Clara was struggling to feed, and it was a joy to see how kind and considerate they were to all the little ones on the ward. She was a bit young for the toys, but it was nice to have cheerful pictures on the wall and lovely surroundings. She’s still quite poorly, but it’s so reassuring to know that we can take her back any time and they’ll take good care of her. Thank you #nhs
#saveournhs #thankyounhs #savethenhs #leicesterroyalinfirmary
When I first started my nursing, I suddenly saw the importance of the NHS needing blood so I donated, quite a bit in my time as a student. However, then I was having my eyebrows permanently tattooed every 6 months and so I had to stop giving blood. Thankfully they've the reduced the time you can give blood after having a tattoo to just 4 months which is awesome! .
And did you know you can give blood 6 months after having a baby, and you can donate even if you're still breastfeeding!
Of course I had my little helper to hold my hand and I'm now booked in for May 2019 💉
#nhs #saveournhs #giveblood #rhopositive #blood #blooddonation #givethegiftofblood #helpingothers
Ladies and gents, please take a moment to read this. 3 weeks ago today I was (falsely) informed I had developed cancer. I spent a week in complete shock and confusion about how this had happened. I tried to carry on as normal but also felt like the world had stopped. The soap opera clichés ran through my head...I am a healthy person who doesn’t smoke, do drugs, drink excessively, and takes excellent care of my health... what have I done to cause this A week ago I was told that that information was wrong, but that I do have pre-cancerous cells in my body, which today have been removed. This photo was taken just after I got out of surgery earlier today.
While this experience has been absolutely shit (sorry mum, no other word for it!) I am also so so so grateful that for me this was a lucky escape. Without a regularly scheduled NHS test earlier this year these quickly changing cells would have gone unnoticed, possibly until they had fully developed into cancer. It was an early catch that hopefully, now treated, will reduce my risk of developing cancer back down to the average person’s. That week of fear... the questions that went through my head, the way I felt... I never want anyone else to have to feel like that - especially if there are things we can do to avoid it.
The reason I’m sharing this is to ask you to take care of yourselves. Go to your smear tests, get advice over lumps and bumps - gentlemen - it’s Movember, make the most of it by checking yourselves and raising awareness of good health practices amongst your communities.
This is unfortunately my second cancer scare of the year (seriously 2018!) and the NHS has been spectacular, and has treated me quickly and carefully throughout all. Thank you NHS, and everyone, please please please take advantage of the incredible privilege we have here, of free and regular health check ups to keep up healthy and catch any problems as early as possible :) Take care of yourself everyone xxx #health #mentalhealth #saveournhs #fuckoffcancer #london #nhs #woolwich
I’m free! This was not what I expected after popping to the doctors yesterday morning for some antibiotics but hey ho.
Gonna take this moment to proudly shout my appreciation for the NHS. I have probably been seen by about 20 different people in the past 36 hours & every single one of them has treated me with genuine compassion & kindness, & has taken care of my every need around the clock. To receive such impeccable medical care completely for free is hands down the best thing about living in this country, & I am eternally grateful for it every day. To everyone who works for this organisation you are the true heroes! #longlivethenhs #saveournhs #nhs #england #hospital #hospitalselfie #selfie #rockingthatpinkgowntho
CN picture of hospital 👨🏿⚕️🏥🚑 It has been quite a trying few weeks for my health in general, ending in a fun trip to A&E because of increasingly bad allergic reactions 😞 And to top it off we drove home in what can only be described as Bronte -level fog along winding country roads which was genuinely more scary! 😳 As much as I can acknowledge that the NHS is not perfect, all the staff who treated me last night were lovely, from the pharmacist who reassured me that I had to call paramedics and I was not wasting anyone’s time, to the hospital staff, I am so grateful to have an NHS, and will continue to fight for it to be properly funded so they can do even more amazing work ❤️ #thankyounhs #saveournhs #healthcareisahumanright
This devil has been my mental health angel. A psychiatrist that happens to be one of the greatest humans I know.
I'm going to take this moment to celebrate the #unsungheroes that provide their professional skills off the clock and without pay just to help others.
@mathosk has umpteen requests for ad hoc advice, and an expectation he can 'be there' for people in his circle outside of his LONG working hours. Make no mistake, this is actually really cheeky but I'm guilty of it and know his unpaid #emotionallabour has made a significant contribution to me having better days.
The state of #mentalhealthservices in the UK is horrifying. For all the talk about it, waiting lists are still crippling morale and services are still crumbling from #austerity
Our #NHS is not meeting the needs of service users because it's being dismantled in #stealthmode by the #toryscum
In the UK, mental health conditions make up around 28 per cent of the total burden of disease, but they receive just 13% of the total NHS budget.
Meanwhile, the budget for adult social care, which provides ongoing mental health support, has been cut by 13.5% in England over the last eight years.
#wecandobetter #wemustdobetter #wemuststandtogether #wemustlevelup #mindsetmatters #mindmatters #fuckthisshit #gratitude #attitudeofgratitude #myfriendsarebetterthanyours #getyourselfafriendlikethis #saveournhs
Theresa May has posted a Daily Mail article claiming that the Conservatives 'are now the natural party of the NHS'!!! She is viewing the Health Service as a capitalist asset ripe for more stripping... #SaveOurNHS #ToriesOut #r4today
Blue Dodo - Revolution 2018
A thrill to be a part of this process from beginning to end. Dodo, I hope we did you justice.
Photographs : Carlos Moral Reis
#ToryBritain 🇬🇧 #NHS hospital drops chemotherapy due to nursing shortage!! #SaveOurNhs ❤🏥
#BringbackNurseBursary 🏥One of the biggest NHS trusts is to stop providing chemotherapy at one of its hospitals because it has too few specialist cancer nurses to staff the unit. ❤Macmillan Cancer Support said the move was “hugely concerning” and a stark example of the “extreme workforce pressure” at NHS cancer services, which are facing rising demand while recruitment and retention of nurses gets harder.
Moira Fraser-Pearce, Macmillan’s director of policy, said: “It is hugely concerning if a hospital is not able to recruit enough cancer nurse specialists to feel it can safely provide patients with the treatment they need.” ❤Tom Sandford, the Royal College of Nursing’s England director, said: “The loss of the chemotherapy service at the Cedar Centre is a serious blow to patient care at a time when the government’s referral target for urgent cancer treatment has not been met for five years. “The fact a specialist unit such as this has been forced to close its doors to people needing chemotherapy is the starkest evidence yet that the nurse staffing crisis is jeopardising safe patient care, with almost 42,000 nurse vacancies in England alone.” @nhsvoices @keepournhspublic @999callfornhs @jonashworthmp
This is June. Named after the wonderful lady who knits these NHS bears for her granddaughter (the paramedic) to hand out to patients. For free. Giving back to the NHS anyway she can. What an incredible woman and an incredible service we have. #nhs #saveournhs
Too few specialist cancer nurses are available to staff an NHS hospital causing chemotherapy to be dropped as a treatment. One of the biggest NHS trusts was forced into taking the action which will affect over 500 patients. We need to #SaveOurNHS - We need to #FundOurNHS
It’s been one of those long weeks for the Ahsan doctor family. We each had a sad ending to the working week.
Im one of those doctors that still isn’t use to seeing patients die, especially when it’s unexpected, and when you’ve pulled all the stops to try and save them. So I couldn’t really give my lil bro any advice regarding his patient his age, who woke up fit and well this morning and now has multiorgan failure in ITU.
What I could do though was supply him with endless top ups of pizza, mocktails and my bad jokes.
Some genuine doctor advice:
enjoy life people, look after yourself and if you ever feel that something isn’t right...get yourself to the doctors. Patients’ are never ever a burden because health is wealth.
P.s and go get your flu jab😉☺️👊🏽💕
#juniordoctors #nhs #saveournhs #GP #paediatrics #ITU #family #doctors #hippocraticoath #healthiswealth #keepsmiling😊
Went to see Clear White Light this evening @livetheatrenewcastle. Brilliant show. Funny, sad, so well acted and awesome music but as well as this, a real poignant look at the realities of a lack of funding for the NHS and particularly mental health services. We were left with this... and a standing ovation. #theatre #show #lindesfarne #drama #fridaynight #saveournhs
Today has been a tough day...Thomas had a full asthma attack in the afternoon, and then got to ride in an ambulance and taken to hospital at 2am as he was panting and couldn’t breathe.
The ambulance guys were amazing with him! They got postman pat on their phone and sat with him watching it whilst giving him oxygen...they were wonderful with him and Thomas relaxed immediately and was so calm! So so proud of him and our #nhs
What a 24 hours we’ve had 😭. Evelyn starts with an ear infection last week which I was told on Monday this week had cleared up with the antibiotics but had just caught my cold that I was in Paisley maternity with last week because baby wasn’t too happy with me being ill !! Evelyn temperature spikes to over 40 that I couldn’t get down so took her to the GP yesterday where they noticed a spot like rash that wouldn’t go away and the fact my girl has had a temperature for over 12days meant we had to head straight to Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital.
Thank god everything is just viral and she’s home now in bed getting lots and lots of TLC.
I cannot thank our NHS enough. Not one thing was left to chance. Every test from bloods to X-ray were done yesterday to make sure there was nothing more sinister going on. Every doctor nurse auxiliary and receptionist couldn’t be more kind or caring from the GP surgery and the hospital. I even got two phone calls from the maternity unit at the vale one sorting out the missed appointment I had yesterday and one to ask how Evelyn was doing ❤️❤️ these people do not get paid enough or get the recognition they deserve at times. It’s utterly priceless and no words could ever explain how thankful I am.
No more dramas from now till baby arrives 🙏🏻😂 I can’t cope with an early labour, Ryan’s not back yet lol.
Have kids they said they’ll age you 20 plus years and stress you out like there is no tomorrow 🤣😘💗 #thankful #nhs #nhsscotland #saveournhs #trueheroes
So, today has been by far the worst day of my life, bar non.
Why does no one warn you when you have children that when they get sick, even with a cold, a small part of you on the inside dies
Well, B.B has decided instead to scare us within an inch of our lives and give off meningitis vibes.
We are SO lucky that it doesn’t appear to be the case at the minute, and the welcome wagon we had on arrival at @kingscollegehospital @kingscollegehospitallondon we’re all amazing.
They’ve acted quickly, and now our little Queen is on the mend.
After my birth, I didn’t think I could love the NHS more, but how I feel at this very moment has completely surpassed that ❤️
#saveournhs #loveournhs #nhs #kingscollegehospital #parenting #raisingthefuture #raisingdaughters #mamablogger #health #instababy
Early birthday present courtesy of the #NHS - cheers pal. Special thanks to the consultant who argued my case and permitted the operation to fix my leg even though the government's austerity measures meant I shouldn't get treatment. .
#winning #NHS #saveournhs #soreleg #hurtsnow
We are calling on Councillor Janet Walton, the Conservative leader of Poole Council, to show the residents of Poole that she and her cabinet won't continue to sit silently whilst our A&E and maternity units are downgraded and transferred to Bournemouth.
Both our illusive MP, Sir Robert Syms, and our local council have done nothing to stand against this decision by the CCG because they care more about pleasing their party than doing what is right for local residents!
If you want a council that supports the best interests of local residents you know what to do next May! Make your vote count! Vote Labour!
We have written to Councillor Janet Walton, inviting her to join us in a cross-party delegation meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as he now has an opportunity to overturn the closures.
Chair of Poole Labour Party
#Poole #PooleLabour #SaveOurNHS #SavePooleHospital #DefendDorsetNHS
6 years of adventures across the world, from writing on a wild Irish island to driving through the Caucasus mountains. Six years that wouldn’t be possible without my kidney transplant. I don’t regret my time on dialysis, I learned tons. How to take ownership of my health, to treat everyone with kindness even if I’m having a bad day, and to bring my trademark style of relentless cheer everywhere. But I’m glad to be free of the machine to go on adventures. Long may it continue. Feeling very grateful to all involved, especially the donor and their family. I’ll never meet them, but I am forever grateful. People who donate blood and organs truly are heroes. It changes lives. Thank you kidney! Thank you donor! And thank you NHS! Superstars one and all. #kidneyversary #nhsmillion #saveournhs
Some photos of our members from the Congleton Branch attending the peaceful protest to save the MIU that is under threat at the Congleton War Memorial Hospital earlier this month. Great to see a good turnout from our members and from residents - it shows how much people value our local NHS services. Credit goes to the Congleton Branch Secretary, Richard Walton, for starting the campaign.
#labour #congleton #congletonlabour #nhs #saveournhs #nhs70 #forthemany #rebuildingbritain #cheshire #cheshireeast
Home sweet home 💕 After a difficult few days I'm pleased to say we are finally home from the hospital and in our own beds. Pearl is getting better every day and I'm sure will recover quickly now we are back in our own space with our creature comforts to hand. A big thank you to everyone who sent a message of love and support, it meant a lot and kept me smiling. An even bigger thank you to the wonderful staff at the Royal Alex for being amazing and looking after our little girl so we'll, we were in safe hands #saveournhs ❤️