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Phil Wailing
My wife has spent the last year in one hospital or another with an incredibly serious condition, Queen, Barts, KGH and University College London at Euston Square.

The only hospital she wants to look after her is Queens.

I know the issues some have had but we cannot fault Queens, my wife owes he life to them.
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Percy
If asked to pay 15% more council tax for care.I would say yes but would I get any guarantees that when I need it I get it wherever I have moved to or that I get the same care they get in Scotland and that my paying does not let the government cut funds even further.I doubt any of those will be guaranteed and would then have to say no.
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Phil Wailing
Surrey County Council are playing a game.

They are holding a referendum on a 15% increase in council tax to fund social care.

They know there will be an overwhelming NO vote and they can only increase council tax by 4.99%. The electorate have now given the an open door to slash services and it was the electorate that told them to do it by voting not to fund services.

You cant win that one.
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Percy
Well my wife is having a hip operation but we are having it done in Hartswood.
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Percy
Amen.
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Phil Wailing
My wife was diagnosed with cancer early in 2016 and had undergone chemotherapy at KGH and cyberknife radio therapy at Barts. In November my wife was rushed to the Queens major trauma unit at 02:00am, she was in seizure.

By 06:00am there were 2 doctors, a consultant neurosurgeon and 2 specialist neurosurgical nurses at her bed side and she looked like she was plugged into the bridge of the starship enterprise.

I asked the neurosurgeon how bad is it, he just replied "bad". He then told me the procedure that needed to be performed to get her out of seizure and that was to cut a 2" hole in her skull to relieve the pressure. He had to explain it to me as I was the one that had to sign the forms of consent.

She was taken to surgery and a tumour was removed from her brain. I was in the hospital at her bedside (apart when she was in theatre) from 02:00 am Friday morning to Sunday lunch time and the care she received was second to none.

On Saturday night at 21:00pm my wife's oncology consultant came in from home to see how my wife was doing and she spent over an hour with me explaining in plain English how critical the situation was and the operation had been a complete success. My wifes consultant was 7 months pregnant and she was not on duty but she took the time to come and see me.

4 weeks later my wife was admitted to Barts and the bottom lobe of her right lung and the associated lymph nodes were removed, my wife was suffering with lung cancer as well.

We were in Queens on Monday for a brain, chest and full body scan and we returned yesterday to get the results. The scans show at this time my wife is clear of cancer and no further treatment is required, she is on 3 monthly check up scans and Barts have discharged her into Queens care.

Thank God for these hospitals and the unbelievably dedicate people that work in them.
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Phil Wailing
Thanks Ho-Hum

On Thursday at 3:00pm in the Queens oncology unit life suddenly got unbelievably better.
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Percy
My Father told me to make certain I had signed as Power of attorney his do not resucitate forms and to make certain they knew I had to sign every thing from now on as he was certain he would not get out of the hospital alive.
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Good grief Phil, it sounds like you and your wife have been through a nightmare.
I'm so pleased to hear she is getting better. Give her my best wishes.

You certainly both need a good holiday together.
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confused of hornchurch
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Hi Percy, if she's going to Spire Hartswood at Brentwood and hasn't chosen her surgeon yet I can absolutely recommend Mr Banan. She would be in excellent hands.
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Phil Wailing
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Thanks Connie, yes we have had better times, we had to cancel two holidays last year but we will be off to the cottage in north Norfolk soon. Foreign travel insurance is slightly expensive at the moment, I prefer Old Hunstanton anyway, I can take the dogs.

I try to look at it as a character building ten months.
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It's certainly a time when you realise what is important in life.
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Percy
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Thanks she has Mr Shoab seems good and she has had all the preop tests very thorough they were.
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dalek1
Didn't mention this before but my mum was taken to hospital on Thursday last week with what turned out to be a deep lung/chest infection.
I must say the treatment she received was first class.
Came home yesterday and has carers coming in morning and night and I'll be staying with her a couple of nights.
I cant fault the Queens at all.
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Pleased to hear your mum is on the mend please give her our wishes for a speedy recovery.
Glad she recieved good treatment.
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dalek1
Thanks very much Connie.
Much appreciated.
Quite a shocker for all of as she's only had two days in hospital since 1947!
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confused of hornchurch

At least nobody can accuse her of being a drain on NHS resources then.

It's always more of a shock when those around you that are always there and seldom ill do become ill.

Glad she's on the mend.
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