A Conwy Valley man hopes a book he has written detailing his positive experience of the NHS will help raise money for the local hospital where his life was saved.
Kind hearted Bill Morris underwent major heart surgery in October 2013 after suffering a heart attack when he was out at work, carrying out property energy surveys in Gwynedd and Anglesey.
The 55 year old spent three weeks under the care of cardiac teams at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, before receiving six heart grafts during a seven hour operation at Liverpool’s Broadgreen Hospital.
Now fit and well, Mr Morris has self published My Little Event, a book which details the good care he received.
All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Glyder Ward and the Coronary Care Unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd.
Bill said: “I found writing the book quite therapeutic. By getting the story written I managed to start getting some sleep, because before that I had all these events and characters who I had met during my stay with the NHS both in Wales and in England charging around in my head.
“The nursing staff made the difference; their dedication and hard work with limited resources at times made the whole experience something to write about. They are the unsung heroes of the NHS.”
Money raised through sales of the book will help fund specialist Dyson Fans, which help keep patients cool during the hot summer months at the hospital, as Cardiology Sister Nerys Jones explained: “It can get particularly warm and uncomfortable during the summer months so Bill’s fundraising efforts will make a big difference.”
“We’re thrilled that Bill has decided to thank us in this way. It’s lovely to see the hard work and dedication of our front line nursing staff being recognised.”
You can download a copy of Bill’s book from the Apple Bookstore here http://tiny.cc/peo5tx Lulu.com here http://tiny.cc/oco5tx.
A full list of stockists is available from Bill’s website: http://www.wmepc.co.uk/cardiac-wards-ysbyty-gwynedd.php.