Grevel Lindop

Poet, biographer, critic, essayist and writer on just about everything

Thank You, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

This week I can only say one thing, which is a huge – infinite – THANK YOU to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and particularly the emergency team there. On Tuesday my 9-year-old granddaughter suffered an asthma attack; her Mum took her to children’s A&E but the little girl collapsed and lost consciousness. The Emergency team saved her life – she had stopped breathing, her heart had to be restarted, and when I got there she was unconscious, covered in tubes, and being worked on by five or six people. It was the worst moment of my life. But they saved her.RMCH Building

Thanks to their immense expertise, patience, dedication and kindness, she is now fine, running about the ward, in and out of the playroom and demanding bacon sandwiches. What a week.

Can’t say much more at present. But THANK YOU again everyone at the hospital, THANK YOU to the NHS and to all the wonderful kind people who have looked after her so lovingly and well over the past few days.

Just in case you would like to DONATE to this wonderful ┬áhospital to help its work, here’s the link:

http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/donate.php

And thank you for reading this.