the NHS' 73rd Birthday
7th of July
University of Liverpool Faculty of Health & Life Sciences from Liverpool, United Kingdom / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.” - Aneurin Bevan
Those words echo as true today as when Bevan wrote them down in 1952, only 4 years after his labour of love, the National Health Service, was established during Clement Attlee's historic Labour government. At its time of creation, 5th of July 1948, it was an envy of the world, and through thick and thin it has given the United Kingdom so much for very little in return.
And now, on its 73rd anniversary, the NHS is in a time when it's never been more tested or needed, and it has not failed to deliver.
And we as a Labour party continue to fight for it every day after