New book tells stories from NHS

Dr Carl Walker
Dr Carl Walker

PERSONAL experiences in the NHS are explored in a new book to be launched in Shoreham.

Author Dr Carl Walker will be giving in the proceeds from his book, Picked Up, Patched Up and Sent Home – Why I Love the NHS, to independent pressure group NHS Support Federation.

The book will be launched at West Street Loft on Friday, February 27, at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 and all proceeds from the night will go to Sussex Defend the NHS.

Dr Walker will be giving entertaining accounts of different interactions with the NHS.

He said: “It is not until we start to piece together all of our experiences with the NHS that we can really see what a part this institution has had on our lives.

“That is what I hope to do here. Giving one example of a 38-year-relationship with the NHS, an NHS life.

“I represent all of the average stories of average people whose lives are routinely and often unnoticeably held together by the people who work in our health service. Patched up, sewn up, radiated, advised, scanned, plastered, consoled, repaired, injected, supported, delivered and sent back home to carry out our everyday affairs.

“I am going to present one person’s history of where we would be without a health service free at the point of use.’

He said the launch was simply an evening to celebrate ‘our wonderful NHS’ and to help make money for ‘organsations doing great work’.