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I am quite shocked at the motives of some medically trained personnel that have commented that you would hesitate to help onboard an aircraft in flight because you didn’t receive so much as a thank you in the past.

You clearly had the determination and passion to go through all that medical training – sure for some the financial rewards to be paid fairly for what you do, but surely the main motive for going through such rigorous schooling was to help people in need?

Does this mean that you would also hesitate to help should you be unfortunate to be witness to a horrific car crash on the motorway – in the absence of any emergency service. Would you willingly watch someone in pain and in need of assistance just because you wouldn’t receive some sort of token from the highways agency or emergency services for your efforts?

You have been skilled with medical talent and to waste that because you feel you won’t be recognised is something that is becoming too common in this country.

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