At the end of February, my wife had a massive stroke which left her without the use of her right hand side and about 90% of her speech had gone.
She went to A&E at the Royal Blackburn Hospital and was in for about three weeks and then transferred to Pendle Community Hospital, Nelson. She was there until about mid June and then came home. I would like to thank everyone at Blackburn and Nelson hospitals for all the skill and care they gave to my wife.
Now she is at home and I have carers coming in four times a day and sit-in carers four nights a week. These people are the salt of the earth and, thanks to their patience and care, my wife has now started to walk with help from them and the physiotherapists who attend her.
I am most grateful also to all the other departments of the NHS who have looked after my wife. I know it is going to be a long job in her recovery and, even if it is only partial, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once again you all have my eternal thanks for what you are doing.
Mr B. Whittaker
Manchester Road, Burnley