The NHS is 70 today!

Thursday, 5th July, 2018

NHS organisations across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are celebrating the National Health Service’s 70th Anniversary today.

Staff, patients and residents will be marking the occasion with a number of celebrations across BLMK’s  partner organisations today, while Big 7Tea parties are being held in communities to raise money for NHS charities that help to enhance the care patients are given.

A handful of staff from each of BLMK’s NHS trusts have also be nominated to attend services at Westminster Abbey and York Minster to commemorate 70 years to the day that Aneurin Bevan, then the health secretary, launched the NHS at Park hospital, Manchester (now Trafford General hospital).

Find out more about tea parties in your local area in our events section and please join us in celebrating NHS70!