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The Big Question

This month’s question is: ‘Why are you grateful to the NHS?’

QUESTION

Hazel Jennifer Smith, Youth fellowship co-leader at Glenrothes: St Ninian’s

“SEVEN years ago I thought that I would be employed somewhere doing my dream job.

“Now aged 23 I have just come out of hospital after my fourth operation on a recurring back problem and treated by three surgical doctors.

“I am grateful to have the NHS as if I were to live in another country then my operations would have a large cost attached to them. The NHS does so much for its patients from old to young, able bodied and disabled, it helps everyone.

“My time in hospital has allowed me to find these out from other patients and how it’s helped them, from life saving essential procedures to a more regular normality.

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