Patient stories

Grant Wylie

37 year old Grant Wylie experienced life-changing surgery aged just 14 when after a period of hospitalisation, he had to undergo two amputations to his leg due to a birth defect. Speaking about how the care of the NHS helped him and inspired him down his chosen career path.

Grant said: "From being a fit an healthy 14 year old to being in hospital for over four months and having a leg amputated twice due to a birth defect, the NHS not only managed to restore my mobility but quality of life. It was also the inspiration to train to become a medical doctor. After many years of surgery, rehabilitation and over 10 years of training, I am now a Consultant at a major teaching hospital and a university medical student lecturer, hoping to share my experiences and return some of the empathy and care I once received as a patient in the NHS."