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Survivor of London bombings praises care

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A WOMAN who had both legs amputated after surviving the 7/7 London tube bombings has publicly praised the nurses who helped save her life.

A WOMAN who had both legs amputated after surviving the 7/7 London tube bombings has publicly praised the nurses who helped save her life.

Gill Hicks (pictured), who was treated at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, broke down in tears as she thanked nurses in ICU and Luke Ward, a vascular unit where she recovered.

‘For me to articulate my experience is impossible. All I can do is show you with every step I take that the NHS is a success. I will remain forever grateful to them,’ she told delegates last week at the chief nursing officer for England’s conference in London.

Emma Allcott, the sister in charge of Luke Ward at the time, said sisters must be allowed to do their jobs. ‘In the current climate, there is much expectation to go to meetings. Patients and staff must come first…ward sisters must be on the wards.’

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