WITH many people worried about their future, especially if they are older and need healthcare, some criticism of the Spanish health system has been made but we have recently received a very positive report about the treatment one person has received.
According to reader Saskia North her father, Taeke who is Dutch but has lived in England for 30 years, recently had to undergo a five-hour heart operation to replace his aorta in the Valladolid University hospital during which time he required a large number of blood transfusions and was close to death.
All now seems to be going well and although he is in intensive care, he is expected to recover fully over the next few weeks.
Saskia told Euro Weekly News that not only were the medical staff exceptionally good with her father, they also took a positive position with the family, providing an English translator for them who explained everything and staff even accompanied her mother Sue back to her accommodation after the operation at 5am.
So impressed were the family with the help they received, they want to give something in return to benefit anyone who couldn’t afford to stay for any period of time awaiting the recovery of a loved one as the hospital is unable to offer accommodation.
They have therefore set up a fundraising page to allow others in a similar situation but without the means to pay for accommodation to have one less worry if they have to stay in Spain longer than expected.
The recently set up page on a well-respected site is www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/saskia-north should anybody wish to add to their collection.