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.