Having celebrated 70 years last year, the NHS is one of the UK’s most crucial institutions; offering free
medical care to residents in need. A system used by many of us, we’ve all have our own experiences of the service that have gone on to shape our opinions of it. With issues such as funding, staffing, mental health and the UK leaving the EU in late march dominating the headlines, it can be easy to forget the voices of those who work behind the scenes to make the NHS what it is today. Having worked on the frontline of the EAU (Emergency Assessment Unit) for four years, Shey Hargreaves offers an insight into how working in a high pressure role where she’d often support families going through tough experiences has ultimately helped to create her latest show, ‘Sick’, which is currently on tour.