Danny Beaton's life was saved after a stroke aged just 60.
Danny said: "It was a frightening time but I had fantastic treatment from all the staff involved. It's not just the consultants, doctors or nurses but the auxiliaries, porters, cleaners and other support staff that keep your spirits up and make your time in hospital that little bit more bearable. My life was saved by an amazingly skilled team of professionals. You don't get the chance to thank each and everyone that helps you but it's fitting that after 65 years of saving lives the service has a huge pat on the back for what it offers everyday."