Listening today to my friend Marielou tell me about her Mother, visiting home in the Philippines. The lady (my age 83) is failing quite fast now. My friend is gathering in the high airfare…like so many in this country who are called “back home” when their elderly need them and travel costs are exorbitant.
I recall both my parents dying when I was equally far from home in Malaysia.
And I think in GRATITUDE of our NHS in comparison to all the countries of our world where you have to pay for medical care . And indeed all the lands where scant medical care is the norm.
And I think in APPRECIATION of the myriad hospital auxiliaries, like my friend, who work hard and with such grace, in our NHS hospitals.