WATCH: Step inside 24 hours in the life of a hospital
As the NHS marks its 70th year of serving Scotland we take a look at life on the frontline.
In the 70 years of the NHS, Scotland's medics have been at the forefront of innovation and development.
Ultrasound was first used for clinical purposes in Glasgow in 1956, Edinburgh performed the first kidney transplant and established the first nurses training unit.
As it enters its eighth decade though, the NHS faces pressing questions about its future.
With spending at record levels, people living longer and an ageing workforce what is it like working on the frontline of the NHS in Scotland?
STV travelled around some of Scotland's hospitals, giving NHS staff the chance to show their daily work and share their stories.
As the staff say:"It always changes. There are never two days the same."
"One minute you could be in triage being the eyes of the department, the next minute you could be in recess saving somebody's life."
Watch our report above and join the conversation online using #STVNHS70.
STV News will be celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS on TV and online throughout the week. We'd love to hear your memories and thank you message to medics who have looked after you and your family.
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