THE amazing case of Shelley holidaymaker Ray Lecomber shows how brilliant our NHS can be when lives hang in the balance.
Ray suffered a heart attack while on holiday in South Wales and the paramedics sent to save him had to shock him back to life several times using a defibrillator.
One of the two paramedics, Keri Morgan, is a second year degree student yet she and colleagues Nick Tebbutt and Mark Rice showed remarkable calmness throughout the drama to make sure Ray received the very best care which ultimately saved his life.
Ray has praised the care he received from the initial call handler who took the 999 to the paramedics and all the staff at the hospitals where he was treated.
He describes them as “dedicated and marvellous professionals” and it is a tribute we hear time and time again from people who have recovered from serious illness or injury.
The NHS does have its critics and, as with any massive organisation, things do sometimes go wrong.
But when it is a matter of life and death, many would hail the NHS as the best in the world and it should be always be cherished and protected by the government of the day.