ON FEBRUARY 3 my husband and I attended a fantastic walk in Slaugham arranged by the Horsham District Council’s community and leisure department.
The walkers and leaders went out of their way to make us feel welcome and it was obvious a great deal of work had gone into the planning and organising of the walk.
To cut a very long story short – I ended up breaking my foot in three places and eventually going to the Haywards Heath hospital and then the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton; resulting in two operations and all this on the NHS. Now after nearly two months I am slowly on the road to recovery.
It is not until something like this happens that you realise just how lucky we are having the NHS and despite recent bad press I could not fault the hospital staff, in fact I was overcome by their endless patience and kindness not just to me but to everybody.
I am just at a loss as how to thank so many people for their kindness to a total stranger – ranging from the walkers, to the people who were ‘talked’ into driving into a muddy field to rescue me, to the ambulance crew, to the orthopaedic doctors, to the nursing staff, to the local district nurses and endless friends who have gone out of their way to help me and, of course, my husband who has been brilliant.
It is at times like this that the words ‘thank you’ do not seem enough but I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart and appreciate you giving me a chance to say this in your newspaper.
BRENDA AIREY (Mrs)
Chesworth Gardens, Horsham