Open Letter to Jeremy Hunt

As most of the people that follow and look at this blog are not from the United Kingdom, I will explain who this man Jeremy Hunt is, he is a British Conservative member politician, who is at this moment our Secretary of Health. Last night after finishing a long shift at work, for those of you that don’t know I proudly work for the National Health Service as an Emergency Care Assistant, hoping to be one day a Paramedic. My role is to support the paramedic in what ever way that might be, which believe you me is very varied. Anyway after my shift yesterday I was reading on Twitter and listening on the news his reference to the NHS in an interview his words being…. the ‘ambulance driver’ who takes a patient to hospital…

I apologies if some of you might find this a bit gruesome, but it is the reality of life..

Dear Jeremy

Just to confirm what some of things an ‘ambulance driver’ does… hold an elderly lady of 104 in your arms whilst they take their last breath, cut a mother down after they have hanged themselves, talk a son down from a railway bridge who wants to jump in front of a train, perform CPR on a gentlemen in the middle of a busy supermarket for over an hour whilst their family are screaming at you to save their father, husbands life, comfort a wife who went to bed to find her husband had just passed away, get covered in blood whilst a patient is vomiting blood because their liver has ruptured, hold someones grandmas foot on to stop it from falling off in front of the family because they fell, administer drugs because a two week old baby is struggling to breath, wash out wounds on someones father because they have crashed their bike into a central reservation, help a homeless person out of a bin and check them over, listen to their story, buy them a hot drink and a pasty, the bin was the only place they had to shelter from the rain, immobilise someones daughter after a car crash to give her the best chance to carry on walking for the rest of her life….. shall I go on?

Jeremy just think about the words that come out of your mouth because they can not be taken back. And I hope that you think of this when god forbid any of your closest family members need an ‘ambulance drivers’ help.

Your faithful national health servant who is now going to get ready to do it all over again.

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3 thoughts on “Open Letter to Jeremy Hunt

  1. That you should have to write such a letter to someone with a senior job in an elected government (admittedly on a first-past-the-post system) is so appalling and depressing. I watch from half a world away the dismantling of the NHS and feel angry and sad. I’ve seen and benefited from the NHS in the past, and am incredibly grateful for the work you and your colleagues do.

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