Guardian Weekend Feature

I spent the whole of last month in hospital and I wasn’t even sick. Ha. I wrote all about it for the The Guardian Weekend, landing my first cover story. Below is the blurb that ran with the feature, and if you click on the photograph of the brilliant Dr Nick Sargant (resuscitating a plastic baby) you’ll be taken to the online version.

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On a wing and a prayer: The NHS is struggling after years of cuts; its future a key election issue. But what is the view from inside the wards? Following everyone from a senior doctor to a nursing assistant, a porter to an executive, novelist and ex-nurse Nathan Filer charts a month in the life of an English hospital. Photographs by Robert Ormerod.