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Your very good health

I’ve great reason to toast often and loudly the staff of two Scottish hospitals - Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Southern General. In both in recent years the service has been superlative. In the former have been repeated x-rays, operations and consultations with an extremely able, highly-qualified consultant; his specialist nurse, a lady of expertise and compassion, spends her holidays in Malawi training their nurses.

My first experience of the Southern General involved learning to walk again after the amputation of my left leg. Now I attend there to try out test sockets for a new limb - that makes 13 in 4 years. I now have 2 false legs I can swap around and I have 2 false feet, one of which is bionic. My physios, nurses and prosthetist are considerate, understanding and dedicated. In the waiting room I encounter children arriving to take delivery of new specially constructed wheelchairs and patients of all ages anticipating new limbs. On the notice boards are lists of contact numbers for occupational therapists, support workers, counsellors, psychological services and money advice organisations. As I leave, there are invariably queues of hospital transport minibuses waiting to ferry patients home.

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