Christmas THANK YOU to the emergency services over Christmas page
Hopefully non us of will need their free services over the Christmas and New Year.
But lets all join in an annual THANK YOU, to the Ambulance service, Fire Service, Police, Hospital staff, RNLI, Mountain Rescue, Coastguard, etc, etc.
We may pick up the phone and ask for your help, and you appear, do your job and we get recued,treated or transported to safety.
So please sign in below and say Thank you for being there.Posted 5 years agomark90Member
Our Christmas day is postponed till the 26th as the missus is a nurse and working 23rd, 24th and 25th looking after children who are way too sick to be at home for Christmas. We’re lucky, we’ll spend Christmas with our daughter, just a day later. Which in the grand scheme of things is no big deal.Posted 5 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
the missus is a nurse and working 23rd, 24th and 25th looking after children who are way too sick to be at home for Christmas
Can I send her a virtual pint and a hug? That’s a lovely thing to hear, and you’re a lucky man.
Happy Christmas to you and your family. You (plural) have earned and deserve it.Posted 5 years agocheshirecatSubscriber
We had to take my daughter for treatment for an eye infection on Christmas Day a few years ago. She was treated expertly, quickly and for free of course.
Hats off to all in the caring and emergency services working over the Christmas period (and the rest of the year).Posted 5 years agoMarin No 8Subscriber
I too would like to thank all of our emergency and military services. I’m merely a volunteer with the Welsh Ambulance Service (community first responder) but I shall be on call for as much of this festive season as I can to try to help in some small way to relieve the burden. Merry Christmas to you all and many, many thanks for all your hard work.Posted 5 years agofirestarterSubscriber
Cheers and don’t forget all the military too
I actually finish shift on Christmas morning at 8 and off for four days 😉 but nights on New years eve and day. Missed far too many important dates with 10 years in army and in 11th in fire service. Had my 18th and 21st in Bosnia lol
Look after yourselves 😉Posted 5 years agoDracSubscriber
I’m lucky I finish Thursday coming and not back until the 28th, I’m on nights then through out New Year weekend. However, being off Xmas is a rare treat for me it’ll be maybe 5 in the last 20 years I’ve been off. Still I knew when I signed up I’d be working when others are at home.Posted 5 years agodruidhMember
I’d like to also pass my best regards on to all the Social Workers (my wife has Christmas off this year – first time in a decade?), the filling station attendants, the electricity, gas and telecoms workers, the support workers in banks, the on-screen and behind-the-screens folk in TV (and on the radio), security guards, prison workers, folk stranded at sea on oil and gas platforms, a whole host of small retailers and, of course, the various IT bods up and down the country keeping the internerdz alive so we have somewhere to escape to when it all gets too much for us.Posted 5 years agoKevevsMember
This is a good thread. Thank you in advance if I make any cockups, you never know. I know for a fact Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue do sterling work in stupid conditions at stupid hours and mostly voluntary. So those boys deserve a thanks. I just hope I’m sensible enough not to have to get them out.Posted 5 years agopennineMember
On a personal note, my brother who died suddenly 4yrs ago, gave 40 years to mountain & cave rescue. RAF SAR Leuchars, Kinloss & Leeming. UWFRA, CRO & SARDA. Called out 2hrs after Pan Am Flight 103 hit Lockerbie. He’d dealt with the dead many times but the sheer number he came across was something else. Took his search dogs to various earthquake zones eg Turkey & Pakistan.Posted 5 years ago
So yes, I add my thanks to all those mentioned in previous posts.xherbivorexSubscriber
my gf (staff nurse, was A&E last year but switched to anaesthetics in the summer) normally prefers to be at work over christmas but this year is on an enforced 4 week “holiday” after fracturing her ankle.
but yes, thanks to all of those working to ensure that the rest of us have as safe and comfortable a time as is possible. most of us really do appreciate your efforts and sacrifices.Posted 5 years agoj3ffoMember
I will be working on the air ambulance on 22nd 23rd and then in hospital on 24th 25th. I’m not sweating it because unlike the patients I get to go home at then end of the day.
The sentiments on this thread are very warming and in turn my thoughts go out to others inc patients and those serving over seas.Posted 5 years agorogerthecatMember
Huge thanks to the Air Ambulance that lifted my lad to the Hallamshire after his tree falling exploits at Ladybower Res – the whole team were brilliant – pilots, medics and the team at the hospital.
You are a pretty incredible bunch of people, often criticised by some, but always appreciated when needed.
Virtual pint and mince pie to all.Posted 5 years agojonah tontoMember
huge thanks from me too. i spent christmas last year in A+E holding my nans hand while the excellent crew there stitched her ear back together and saw to the extensive bruising where she had fallen. i have always had huge respect for our amazing emergency services but the quiet way they brushed aside my thanks for working that day really touched me.
thank you to all our emergency services, not just for christmas but for the other 364 days of the year tooPosted 5 years agopalliative.stareMember
Ta, I’m currently at the in-laws in London, where I’ll be leaving the wife and daughter before returning back up north to run an emergency duty team. I’ll next see them on the 29th 🙁
Hat’s off from me for all those caring for a loved one, behind closed doors and away from the thanks of many. We don’t do enough for these folk.Posted 5 years agopatriotproMember
dab – Member
I’d bet that if you had a car crash and needed cut out
Rushed to hospital and the care it wouldn’t scratch
What you’d paid in “taxes “
I for one appreciate what they do
Paid or unpaid
Yawn, Yawn, climb down off the horse. I appreciate them as much as anyone. I was simply stating the truth.Posted 5 years agosingletrackmindMember
Can I add a big thanks to all blood donors as well.
Each year approx 2,000,000 units of blood are used in UK hospitals , many in life saving situations.
Without constant donations the Uk blood banks supplies drop quickly and there is constant demand for blood donors.
Thank you .
I thought this thread , of all threads , would be exempt from ‘Big Hitter ‘ pedantry. Just for once leave your issues outside the door.Posted 5 years ago
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