SIR - As a 73-year-old woman, I felt that I would have to write to you, praising the NHS and all the staff that I have been in contact with over the past eight years.

The treatment and help that I have received has been exemplary, and I really feel that the BRI deserve all the praise instead of criticism all the time.

With all the stress and lack of staff and funding, staff have been superb. Well done NHS!

P Stevens, Braybrook Court, Bradford