The NHS often has bad press and I’m sure, in parts, it deserves it but I can only speak from my experiences.
The greatest example of the NHS I can give you is my admission on a psychiatric ward at my local hospital, Swallownest Court in Rotherham.
I received such brilliant support from what is viewed as a failing concern. Whether it be at the top with the consultants right down to the domestic staff who too played a vital role.
It’s hard to think what would have happened to me if the NHS was not in existence. Without sounding extreme – I owe my life to the NHS.
I didn’t have any funds to pay for private care, I’m fairly sure my health would have continued to deteriorate if I would not have received help when I did.
I feel it is crucial for the UK that we keep the NHS in as best shape as possible. The expertise in the service is probably the best in the world and I feel so many people would not be able to receive care without such state ran services.
I accessed a full range of services and continue to attend a clinic quarterly which is ran by the NHS.
However, the way the world is at the moment contributes to greater demand on all types of NHS service. People do not take care of their mental and physical health like they should and this is causing immense strains.
If the world was better equipped to give people a better life then they would not go down the route of substance and alcohol misuse where mental ill health is heavily correlated with this group of people.
It’s like the chicken and egg scenario whereby if people had a better life then they would not need to escape this world by taking drugs or drinking to excess. The answers are in the environments where people live and work.
Many people are running away from something and chose many different vices in order to try and obtain such freedom yet sadly this takes the person further away from where they want to be.
The NHS has all these concerns and I feel they are only going to get worse, with an ageing population the future doesn’t look great however I feel if we create a better world for us all to live in then, potentially, people will lead happier, healthier lifestyles.
This would free up so many resources within the NHS that could be otherwise utilised in other areas of demand.