By the law of averages it is highly unlikely that if you’re reading this in the UK, that you have had no experience of the NHS. I’ve had many myself; from being born in an NHS hospital to trips for sports injuries over the years, from treatment for a heart problem to watching my father die to seeing my son born, the NHS has played a part in many moments of my life.
But firstly, I want to talk about an experience that is not directly connected to me. A few years ago my ex mother-in-law, Gwen was rushed to hospital after falling ill. She had slipped into a coma and we knew the end was near. Even though I was divorced from her daughter, she was still my son’s grandmother and her family were people who had been a part of my life for many years.
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