I had occasion to be admitted to the SAU ward in Poole Hospital as an emergency on Friday last.

I was treated swiftly and with the utmost care.

The consultant and his team and the wonderful nursing staff were kindness itself.

My grateful thanks to them.

Our NHS is something to be very proud of and are deserving of much more recognition than a miserly one per cent wage rise.

Wendy Lucas.

Holton Heath