Happy 73rd Birthday to our NHS

NHS Birthday   Thank you

Today (5th July) marks the NHS’s 73rd birthday. It has been an extremely challenging period for the NHS, and the country as a whole, but also a time 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.

The birthday offers us all a chance to say a big Thank You.

Every single one of you has worked so hard to ensure that our organisation continues to deliver high quality care. We want to use this opportunity to thank you once again for all that you are doing.

Today is also the Big Tea. If you are taking part, why not raise a mug and share a selfie in collective thanks for our NHS #NHSBigTea and #TeamEEAST. You can find out more details here.

Published 5th July 2021