YP Letters: Thanks for care, but don’t write off us oldies

NHS trauma centres have been widely praised.
NHS trauma centres have been widely praised.
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From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

SINCE suffering multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries after being knocked down by a speeding car eight weeks ago, I have had multiple visits to hospital (The Yorkshire Post, August 20).

The physical NHS care has been fantastic and I am making a slow recovery.

I do have one moan though. The minute the staff find I am over 70, they treat me as though I am senile.

Before my accident I went to the cinema on Monday, Spanish class Tuesday morning, creative writing Tuesday afternoon, Heydays all day Wednesday, met eight friends for coffee on Thursday. I did have the occasional Friday free but drove to Manchester at the weekend to see my family.

Needless to say my consultant had no answer when I asked him what he did outside work.

Please don’t write off us oldies.

We were born in stricter times and learned how to cope.

From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.

THOUGH NHS trauma centres do fantastic work as specialist centres of excellence, this does not justify the downgrading of A&E units in other large towns. They’re still needed – even more so if the trauma facilities focus on life and death cases.