NHS celebrates 65th Birthday

July 8, 2013 11:24 AM

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake today congratulated Britain's National Health Service (NHS) on reaching its 65th Birthday.

Tom said: "The NHS is one of Britain's greatest achievements and one of our country's most valued and valuable institutions. I would like to say 'thank you' to the thousands of staff who have nurtured the health of the nation over the last 65 years. Long may it continue."

"We are fortuna NHS is 65!te in Carshalton and Wallington in having the St Helier Hospital, but with A&E and maternity services currently under threat, we certainly don't take our NHS for granted."

"Today more than ever people depend on it throughout their lives. The Liberal Democrats in government are committed to protecting an NHS that is free for all, and which continues to adapt itself to the changing needs of modern Britain."

5 July 2013 marked the 65thanniversary of the founding of the NHS. Across the UK health professionals are celebrating the NHS' birthday. Local residents have been getting in touch with their MP Tom Brake to wish the NHS a happy birthday. Messages from constituents saying how much they value NHS were put on a giant birthday card that the MP will be presenting to St Helier Hospital staff this week.

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