Celebrating NHS 70
On Monday 5 July 1948 at Park Hospital (now Trafford General), Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, Health Secretary, made history by officially launching the National Health Service.
The ground-breaking move brought hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals together to offer free health services for all at the point of delivery.
Since then the NHS has grown into a diverse and compassionate organisation, which creates national pride and is the envy of other systems around the world.
As we approach the 70th birthday, trusts up and down the country are holding events and sharing inspiring stories to mark the occasion.
One of the ways we’re celebrating is with 70 staff stories for 70 days on social media, focused on why they love the NHS and why they chose their healthcare profession.
Look out for further news of events throughout our boroughs on our website in the coming weeks.