NHS 73rd birthday
02 July 2021
The NHS will mark its’ 73rd ‘birthday’ on July 5, after a year like no other. It has been an extremely challenging year for the NHS and the country as a whole, but also a year of hope.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic hospitals have cared for around 400,000 seriously ill Covid patients, including more than 100,000 admitted in January alone, along with millions more besides.
At the same time the NHS has rolled out the biggest vaccination programme in our history, the fastest in Europe and most precise in the world.
The NHS could not have achieved all this without the skill and dedication of our people, along with the support of thousands of returners, volunteers, other keyworkers and, of course, the public who played their part by following the social distancing rules.
So, we want to use our 73rd birthday as an opportunity to Say a Big Thank You to you. Without you and your support, we could never have achieved what we have over the past year.
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