Wife appeals for help with journeys

A LOVING wife is today asking for help to see her husband as he undergoes a double heart bypass.

A LOVING wife is today asking for help to see her husband as he undergoes a double heart bypass.

Jacky Saville, 61, is desperate for a lift to Cambridgeshire's Papworth Hospital so she can be with her husband, Rodney, 62, as he recovers from the vital op.

She can not drive and needs to travel back to the couple's Ashcroft Road home every evening because she can not afford to stay overnight and put her two dogs in kennels.

Mrs Saville, who has one son, said: “He's been having heart attacks for several years.

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“Now they are doing a double bypass. I can't drive long distances because I've hurt my back. I really want to see him and be there as it can be a dangerous operation.

“I'm hoping there is someone who is going themselves to Papworth who would be able to take me and would appreciate me paying for petrol and parking.”

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The couple, who have been married for 32 years, had looked at the option of Mrs Saville staying at the specialist heart hospital overnight.

However they said they could not afford it because it costs £12.50 a night and they would also need to put their two dogs in kennels, costing £16 a day, and buy restaurant food rather than packed lunches.

So instead Mrs Saville is hoping for the offer of the lift daily between Sunday, November 16, and Saturday, November 22.

She added: “I wish he could be treated in Ipswich but I know that's not possible.”

If you can offer Mrs Saville a lift call her on 07803244774.

Have you struggled to visit a loved one in hospital? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

It is 65 miles from the Savilles' Ashcroft Road home in Ipswich to Papworth Hospital

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