have a debt to our National Health Service which I can
never repay - not even if I live to be two hundred years
of age !
Sunshine Smile Crew, now half way through its third year
of operation, has a simple mission TO MAKE PEOPLE SMILE
AND BE HAPPY. The way we seek to achieve this has
changed, grown and developed over those two and a half
Right now we are posting inspirational smiles on
social media. We are setting up various projects
which others will take over and manage under the
umbrella of The Sunshine Smile Crew. There is a lot
of interest and that interest is growing by the day.
Loving our NHS and seeking to
repay not only my debt but a debt almost every
family in the land has we have TeenHeroMK and MeltingPot.
probably the easier of the two to get moving, I
like to think it is operational by the end of
the year then through 2020 drawing in more and
more communities. We are now going to work hand
in hand with Dreamsai and the Milton Keynes
I am hoping we will celebrate our first
TeenHeroes in May 2020 then by this time next
year the project will be well on its way to its
target of 17/18/19 year olds donating 6,000
pints a year to repay the debt our hospital owes
to NHS Blood & Transplant for the blood it uses
to save lives.
am hoping TeenHero will be a beacon shining bright
from Milton Keynes to encourage towns and cities all
over the country to follow the example of our
We now have a school wanting to work with us as the
lead to make this happen !
University Hospital Milton Keynes is in my opinion
the most amazing, fantastic, loving hospital
anywhere in the country. I have supported it since
the day it opened its doors.
leading consultant once said to me: I do not treat
my patients - I CARE FOR THEM ! That is
certainly the way our hospital works. Is that not the
way our entire NHS works.
not believe that our hospital, as amazing as it is, is
reaching out to the community to draw in love for the
work it does. Am I being unfair in my criticism ? Never
mind if I am or not LET'S HELP OUR WONDERFUL HOSPITAL.
I first came to live in Milton Keynes my doctor
Jarvis. When he retired Doctor Labrum became my GP.
When he retired Doctor Hilmy took over my care.
When Renekah died every one of my doctors, past and
present, contacted our family and flooded us with
love. Professor Harrisson, CEO of our hospital sent
a message of love and condolence.
When I go to see Doctor Hilmy, which is not very
often, he will say to me: I am NOT your doctor -
I AM YOUR FRIEND !
YES I LOVE OUR NHS - WHY - BECAUSE IT LOVES
you love our HNS ? Do you owe it a debt you can not repay.
Can I share an idea where we can all start to repay our
Facebook ? For some people it is an alternative universe in
which to live and escape reality. In practical terms it is a
powerful communication tool, probably the most powerful
communication tool min the universe !
Let's set up a
Facebook Group: WE
LOVE OUR NHS MK.
Another beacon shining from Milton Keynes to encourage
the rest of the country to follow our example.
I, The Geriatric DJ,
could set the group up but I would prefer to have
someone who is a bit more social media geared up do it.
Could that be you ?
We then need to get notices on every council board
throughout Milton Keynes telling people what the
group is all about and asking them to join. We need
notices in every doctors surgery and every
pharmacist. BIG JOB !!!!! No it is not.
Within The Sunshine Smile Crew we have WoodstockMK
where each week I send out a circular e-mail to
elected council members inviting them to share
lovely things happening in the wards they serve.
Come on you council members you could get those
posters out !
need to get the management of University Hospital Milton
Keynes to put up notices in every ward of the hospital,
in the entrance, in A & E, in clinics, in offices and
admin areas, EVERYWHERE.
This will be an OPEN group, anyone can join BUT only
positive, happy postings will be allowed. No negativity, the
whole point of what we will be doing is to LOVE our NHS.
We want anyone and everyone within the NHS to share lovely
stories. We want patients and patient relatives to use the
forum to say THANK YOU.
Our amazing hospital can use the group to find new members
and volunteers. Surgeries up and down Milton Keynes can post
activities. My own doctor's surgery runs Whaddon Walkers.
Good idea ? What do you think ?
Shall we make this happen ?
I am sharing this idea via our website and a blog entry on
Friday 4th October. Over the week-end I will send
details to our incredible hospital, to my wonderful GP and
to Healthwatch MK. Can we find the right person to run
the Facebook page by Friday 18th October ? We could
have two or three doing the job. I will tell the hospital,
my GP and Healthwatch MK of my idea on Monday 7th October.
In the WoodstockMK e-mail on Sunday 6th October I will tell
the council members on the mailing list. Let's then target
Friday 1st November as the day to launch the Facebook page
WE LOVE OUR NHS MK.
David aka The Geriatric DJ