Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth has hailed the “care, skill and kindness” of NHS workers after he broke a bone in his arm on a visit to Scotland.
The former MP, who is now a writer and reporter on BBC’s The One Show, took a tumble while in Fife, and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
Don’t break your humerus:it’s not funny! It’s a pain: literally. But if you’re going to take a tumble on the paveme… https://t.co/nyIfe0DIIU— Gyles Brandreth (@Gyles Brandreth) 1661591792
He later tweeted about the experience, telling his 178,000-plus followers: “Don’t break your humerus: it’s not funny! It’s a pain: literally.”
He added: “If you’re going to take a tumble on the pavement as I did last night, do it in Fife where there are ace people like Lynne & Emma & Malcolm ready to come to the rescue with care, skill & kindness. Just the best!”
And here’s the hero of the hour: the mighty Mark Johnston, @nhsfife’s finest, who looked after me last night when I… https://t.co/GQTRvyQJpF— Gyles Brandreth (@Gyles Brandreth) 1661590233
Brandreth was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, where he posted a picture of himself with medical staff member Mark Johnston.
The broadcaster, who could be seen with his arm in a sling, tweeted his thanks to health workers at the hospital, as well as the paramedics.
He wrote: “The care & kindness of the paramedics & team at the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy has been beyond praise. Thank you so much!”