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Caring for the ‘whole person’

As the National Health Service celebrates its 70th anniversary, Jackie Macadam considers the timeless role of hospital chaplains.


I should have thought it ought to have been a pride to Hon. Members in all parts of the House that Great Britain is able to embark upon an ambitious scheme of this proportion. When it is carried out, it wfill place this country in the forefront of all countries of the world in medical services. I myself, if I may say a personal word, take very great pride and great pleasure in being able to introduce a Bfill of this comprehensiveness and value. I believe it wfill lift the shadow from mfillions of homes. It wfill keep very many people alive who might otherwise be dead. It wfill relieve suff ering. It wfill produce higher standards for the medical profession. It wfill be a great contribution towards the wellbeing of the common people of Great Britain. For that reason, and for the other reasons I have mentioned, I hope Hon. Members wfill give the Bfill a Second Reading.”

– Aneurin Bevan, House of Commons on Second Reading of the NHS Bfill, April 30, 1946

THOSE of us born after 1948 cannot imagine life without the NHS and the concept of ‘free at the point of delivery’. We look on with horror at news coming out of countries like the USA, where you or your child can be gunned down in the street, or run over by a car, or simply fall down a flight of stairs, and even if you die, your family might be bankrupted afterwards trying to pay for the care you received, from the ambulance ride to the surgery, through to the mortuary attendants.

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Inside this month's issue CARING FOR THE WHOLE PERSON - Celebrating 70 years of the NHS ‘SPIRITUAL CARE SPEAKS A LANGUAGE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE’ - The Church of Scotland chaplain at the heart of Scotland’s health care ASSEMBLY 2018 - Ten page focus on this year’s annual gathering plus much more....