Chris Vince Speaks about his experience with NHS after breaking his collar bone. Despite the break Chris Vince continues to campaign door-to-door.
After a festive period that saw A&E facing breaking point, staff might be forgiven for showing signs of fatigue. However, having had to visit Broomfield A&E recently I can say that I found all staff that I encountered friendly, helpful and very sympathetic. I suggested in fact to one nurse that the sympathy was unnecessary considering it was my 'own fault for thinking I could play rugby’ her response was both kind and professional.
What we need from our Government is one that champions health care professionals and doesn’t constantly criticise the work they do. We constantly hear from the Tories and their Lib Dem allies in Parliament that cuts need to be made but publicly praising the hard work that nurses and doctors in NHS hospitals do, costs nothing and I am sure would mean a lot to some of them. Being a teacher I know an occasional pat on the back from my head teacher goes a long way and again costs nothing.
My experience in A&E makes me more and more grateful that we have an NHS in this country and I vow if elected in May I will fight to protect it. My broken collar bone might mean I need to canvass with one arm for the time being but let me assure the people of Chelmsford I remain more determined than ever to campaign for you.
Labour PPC for Chelmsford