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If your NHS was gone,

What would you be most grateful for it having given you?

If you and your family had to choose the ONE thing you would be most grateful for,

What would you choose…

If your NHS was gone?

Engage in dialogue.

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Send ONE sentence.

To: ifyournhswasgone@gmail.com

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  • Reply Becky Wing October 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Unfortunately the NHS could not save my partner, she had secondary cancer of the liver, so un-expected, one day fit the other critically ill. They tried their best and the care from the palliative care staff of the Barnsley Hospice, which works in close partnership with Barnsley General, was exceptional, for both of ud!

  • Reply LPB October 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I would be grateful for the care attention given to me when giving birth (twice) and not having to worry about bills and charges everytime the baby was poorly.

  • Reply Nicola White October 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Without the NHS we probably would never have had the chance to save our son at birth; thousands and thousands of pounds of care, for free – GOSH.

    • Reply Dr Lauren October 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      thanks you are now up i think!

  • Reply Aiden October 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    The lives of both my sons

  • Reply Sarah Wilkins October 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I have endometriosis and have had 2 operations to remove cysts; my mother has had metastatic malignant melanoma and received treatment and breast cancer treatment; my father has a kidney removed due to a benign tumour, and both have heart disease and receive treatment. My siblings and I have all been born within the NHS and my sister and brother have both had children through the NHS. We would all have had to regularly claim if insurance was our only option.
    I am grateful for the NHS just for it’s mere existence! Removing the worry of being able to keep fit and healthy so we could all work and provide for our families and contribute to society

    • Reply Dr Lauren November 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      dear Tazsahara, thank you for this. Please could you email to ifyournhswasgone@gmail.com with one photo too and I shall upload it to the site, Many thanks.

  • Reply Charlie October 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I had the most amazing birthing experience thanks to the NHS. I went into give birth to my first child and every single person I encountered was calm, capable, and on the ball throughout the whole (long) process. I felt so supported and safe that even when I needed to be taken into surgery I absolutely trusted every person involved. It wasn’t the smoothest birth ever (although by no means as difficult as some people I know) but every obstacle was taken in stride, calmly advised on, and managed. I will be eternally grateful to the team there for keeping myself, my husband, and my daughter safe and relaxed throughout.

    • Reply Dr Lauren November 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      hi charlie, thanks you so much for this. could you please send this to ifyournhswasgone@gmail.com, along with a photograph and i shall upload it to the site. Many thanks!

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