Owing to my carelessness on 19 January, I had a serious bike accident that resulted in loss of consciousness and shoulder injury.
We read constantly about the negative impact of COVID-19 on provision of emergency services. I am not for a minute questioning this. However, I have to state that the personnel dealing with me – police, paramedics, and ED staff at Tweed Hospital (porters, nurses, doctors, radiographers, cleaners and administrative staff) were brilliant. They were competent, efficient, kind, and humorous.
I apologised for adding to their workload at such a difficult time and that was dismissed as just doing their job. While things really are tough at the moment I want to stress to readers that we are blessed in having such great individuals providing emergency services in our region.