A WIDNES patient has thanked staff at Whiston Hospital for his care in poetry.
Dennis Connolly, aged 85, has spent six weeks receiving treatment for a heart condition on ward 5B.
Mr Connolly said: “I have been in hospital a long time and have witnessed first-hand how hard all of the staff work. The nurses, doctors, therapists, catering staff, and domestics all inspire me pick up my pen.
“They have all been really lovely to me and this is just my small way of letting them know how much I appreciate all they have done for me.”
Mr Connolly has always enjoyed poetry but has taken to writing more since his retirement.
Here is his poem called Wonderful Whiston:
Today I am in Whiston
And I am in Ward 5B
Getting first class treatment
From folk looking after me
The ambulance driver drove like mad
That he almost blew a piston
Speeding along the country lanes
Whilst on his way to Whiston
Part of the treatment I am on
I very rarely get a kip
Until someone comes to wake me up
For my antibiotic drip
Believe me all these girls are good
And I’m not one to boast
But they wake me up with my porridge
And my marmalade on toast
Anything you just ask these girls
Cos nothing is too much trouble
They will do anything you want
And do it at the double
So if in the future you are sick
And you are looking for first class care
Then go to Ward 5B in Whiston
Cos all the care you need is there