LIBDEM candidate Josh Babarinde has praised the DGH after a 12-day stay.

He said: “Thank You NHS. I don’t know where I’d be without the outstanding DGH frontline staff who looked after me in the Resus Area, A&E, Acute Medical Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit, and Jevington Ward.

It’s hard to put into words how grateful I am to the NHS staff who brought me back from the brink, so I let the Krispy Kreme doughnuts do the talking when I dropped them in to say a massive thank you!

This all brought home to me again just how important it is to have services available on our doorstep at our local hospital. If it wasn’t clear enough before, you can bet that I’ll redouble my efforts to protect the DGH services we’ve got, and will to fight to return what we’ve lost over the years – because there’s nothing quite as precious as our health.

Thank you to our awesome DGH staff. We’re so lucky to have you.”