@mikethesnow jesus that made me shiver!
@victor-meldrew only seen a GP in Ireland so not extremely foreign as I spend a lot of time there, thankfully I don't get ill often and its usually the odd bout of tonsillitis. I'd hate to be seriously ill in Ireland though or need an ambulance.
Don't get me wrong I know from my position than I am fortunate and my experiences will be more positive than others purely because I use the service less than others.
I have had an experience of needing emergency surgery though and I honestly can't fault the care I was given, from point of 111, WestMids Ambulance service to A&E at QEHB and aftercare from my GP and consultant.
Had i needed it during the Pandemic then I'd suspect it would have been a more frantic experience.