The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC July competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 4: At the end of operation, lady doctor is ready to provide words of encouragement (5,3,3)

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A clue to NEVER SAY DIE.
3 comments refer to this clue (from 3 competitors, 0 others)

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Comments on the clue
1.Should be providing , not provide
2.Some clever wordplay
3.A very nice clue except for using lady = eve which is too broad without eg 'first' to qualify it.