I am proudly Yorkshire and Wakefield born and bred. I salute all who strive to keep us well in our NHS. Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital and the whole Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust has a very special place in my heart. I feel a part of it and cannot separate myself from it. I was literally born in it, my Mum and Nana both trained and worked as nurses at Pinderfields, and my late Dad was until his dying day a servant of it, working as he did as a Pinderfields hospital doctor. I owe my very existence to the National Health Service in Wakefield, I truly love it and will always be the grateful champion of it, you and Wakefield.