Letter: 70th anniversary praise for the NHS

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Sir,

I have many reasons to be thankful for the NHS and wish that important institution a very happy 70th anniversary. I hope it will continue to exist for many years to come.

We may complain about the service at times, but I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of staff who often face incredible pressures at work and are often frustrated by the lack of funding and resources.

I am particularly thankful for the safe delivery of my three children, when childbirth is still extremely hazardous for both mother and baby in so many parts of the world.

After three miscarriages, I wondered if I would ever be able to have the baby I so much desired.

An NHS doctor researched my case, provided exemplary care and after a long wait my precious daughter, Elizabeth, was born bringing the whole family much joy.

I wondered whether your readers would care to write in with their own stories of their reasons to be thankful for the NHS.

Joan Crooks,

Campbeltown.