Recognising 70 years of excellence with our NHS
The National Health Service turns 70 this month presenting the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. The Directory Group highlight some of the many positive areas of the NHS, and the vital role it plays in our lives.
Established on 5th July 1948, by Aneurin Bevan, who as a Welsh Labour Party politician, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and has become the envy of the world. If it wasn’t for radical thinking and a founding principal of free high-quality health care for all, the creation of the NHS may have never taken place.
The NHS is a service we can all be proud of. The people behind the institution have delivered impressive medical advances and improvements to public health. As a result, we can all expect to live longer lives.
Due to the hard work and sheer determination of our NHS it has all but eradicated diseases such as polio and diphtheria and has lead new treatments such as the world’s first liver, lung and heart transplant.
Britain’s NHS continues to drive innovations in patient care, including mechanical thrombectomy to improving stroke survival, surgical breakthroughs such as hand transplants, and bionic eyes to restore sight.
Importantly, the NHS wouldn’t have developed into what we see today if it wasn’t for the skill, compassion and dedication of staff. Let’s not forget the volunteers’ charities and communities that support too.
The list of breakthroughs is endless, and this month’s national celebration will delve into the institutions excellence and its future. Play your part in supporting the NHS by volunteering, raising cash for local NHS charities, or by taking steps to take care of your own health and use the services wisely.
Find more online about:
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity: www.porthosp.nhs.uk
Southampton Hospital Charity: www.southamptonhospitalcharity.org
Western Sussex Hospitals Charity: www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk
Solent NHS Trust: www.solent.nhs.uk