I WOULD like to let my feelings be known: I’m a 53-year-old male and on July 14 I collapsed at home and my partner called an ambulance.

The ambulance turned up in under five minutes and I was then taken to A&E. Once there, I was taken into resuscitation where they found out I was very ill.

Then I was taken up to CCU and treated by them until Sunday.

I just wanted to let all the knockers of the NHS know that I would not be alive if it was not for all the staff that handled me and for that I would like to thank all the paramedics, nurses, doctors, consultants and every one concerned who saved my life.

MARK GIBSON, Parkstone