Health boss' debt of gratitude to medics

GLOWING praise was heaped upon Suffolk's NHS services today by one of the county's top health chiefs - after she experienced first-hand the care of the county's medics.

GLOWING praise was heaped upon Suffolk's NHS services today by one of the county's top health chiefs - after she experienced first-hand the care of the county's medics.

Carole Taylor-Brown, chief executive of NHS Suffolk, spoke out after being treated for breast cancer and a serious spinal infection.

In an exclusive interview, the 51-year-old mother-of-one revealed she was proud of the life-saving care she received during five months of intensive treatment from both Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospital as well as community healthcare teams.

She said the experience had also made her aware of the vital importance of women checking their breasts regularly.

Mrs Taylor-Brown said: “I don't think I've ever used so many NHS services but I was a very sick patient and I needed care from many sources.

“Myself and my family feel very grateful for the treatment I had and the kindness and sympathy shown.”

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