For the last 5 years I have spent more time in hospital than I would like to think of. It’s an on running joke in my family that BBC Casualty has jinxed me. As an actress I have been on BBC Casualty a lot in 5 years and it appears I’ve spent a lot of time in Casualty in real life too.
-Premature baby -special care baby unit
-Daughters diagnosis of Meningitis at 3 months old (still only 7llb in weight)
-Pregnancy 2- looked after throughout after diagnosis of APS/Hughes Syndrome (autoimmune disease-sticky blood) induced early baby.
-Husband diagnosed with grade 4 PNET brain cancer; ambulances, brain surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, countless appointments and help.
It’s a lot. It’s scary to see it all written down and its ongoing.
My feelings towards those that work in the NHS are this: they’re heroes. They are amazing! What the doctors, nurses and NHS staff do is nothing short of a miracle, under immense pressure.
The current UK government are picking it off, bit by bit.
We must fight to protect it.