DUNFERMLINE parents have thanked the Press after their daughter received urgent medical care.

Jan and Mark Johnson's daughter was involved in a "very serious accident" while attending Glasgow University in March.

After attending A&E in Glasgow initially and then returning home, she has spent the past eight weeks in pain.

Despite the family's best efforts, she couldn't be seen by a doctor until the Press stated our interest in publishing their plight.

On the same day – Monday – that the Press spoke with mother Jan Johnson, her daughter received an appointment.

Her parents were "enormously grateful" for our support and provided an update on how their daughter was progressing.

Jan and Mark said: "We would like to extend our thanks to the editorial team at the Dunfermline Press for helping to expedite the process of obtaining a consultant appointment for our daughter at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

"Our daughter experienced a very serious accident at Glasgow University on March 13.

"She was discharged from A&E in Glasgow and returned home, however, after eight weeks, was still in considerable pain.

"Unfortunately, due to lockdown restrictions being imposed, it was proving extremely difficult to access face-to-face medical care.

"The Dunfermline Press took a particular interest in the case and NHS Fife, having been alerted to the danger of potential spinal injury, were able to instigate a series of medical investigations which will hopefully lead to a successful resolution following further treatment.

"We are extremely grateful to the Dunfermline Press and to NHS Fife."