North West Ambulance Service and Wigan A&E

There’s been a lot of negative energy surrounding the NHS recently, but we’re forgetting all of the positives also. 

All emergency services are 24 hours, and work 7 days a week. What other job does that? What other job serves there community as well as the emergency services?

I’ve had a lot of different experiences in hospitals, and with paramedics, but last night showed me how well they actually are. After hitting crisis point the police where called and they called an ambulance, after telling them it’s not life threatening and they’re wasting their time.

When the paramedics arrived they where the friendliest  most loveliest ones I’ve had yet. One sat on the sofa opposite me, and the other spinning in the spinny chair, I mean, how cool is he? With them having a brilliant sense of humour, they made me feel better and comfortable talking to them. I shared experiences and how I’ve used my experiences to help others. He was interested, after laughing cause I called the police officer grumpy! 

We had a laugh for around 20 minutes, until they took me to A&E. We spoke a lot about mental health and how he perceives it also, which was interesting to here, he also said to me ”you’re a bright girl, and I can tell you want to get better because you didn’t want to come with us, and you’re helping so many people”. That instantly made me feel better.

When we got to A&E, he signed me in and we had a chat to the other paramedics, and one of them where like ”can I ask, you don’t look ill?” and the paramedic I came in with went ”we had a chat about this, and she won’t be doing it again, so her excuse is that she’s on work experience with me”. Brilliant!

After being taken to minors, he told me he’d check up on me later (I clearly got seen before he got back haha!) I had two lovely nurses who couldn’t care less what injuries I had, just that if I was okay in person, which was really comforting.

Now, although that’s different to many other situations, it shows that they do there job as best as they can, and respect what you go through. You’ll always have a nurse/doctor that treats patients completely different, but lets not forget all the amazing things they do for us. Without them, we’d struggle.

I know this may sound stupid, but I’m proud that I’m taking positive steps, and I don’t care who judges as I know they’ll never understand unless they’ve been their themselves.

Lets keep positive about the NHS, they’re great.


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