Just to let you know that my Dad died peacefully at home during the night.
He was 83, and had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The prognosis had been that, as it worsened, he would have had to go to a hospice etc.
Quite clearly, for him and Mum, it is far better that he died at home peacefully and not in pain or connected to a machine.
The media often likes to report on the inadequacies, and alleged failures, of our overburdened NHS.
I would like to say, for the record, that the people who we (my parents and I) have worked with over the past few months have been first class; the doctors, nurses, health care workers etc have been professional, caring and competent.
I would like to say thank you to them for all that they have done.