HAVING just spent five and a half days in Royal Bournemouth Hospital (resuscitation unit, acute medical ward and the diabetes ward) I would like to express publicly my appreciation for all the nursing staff who worked wonders to bring me back from a close encounter I would not wish to repeat.

The standard of nursing and the care afforded me by the medical teams had to be witnessed to be believed.

Just to mention one name: Tina, thank you.

We hear a lot these days about the NHS. This is to register my personal thanks for the existence of this great service.

Mark Wallis