Pls RT or repost or simply a big stonking ❤️❤️ to wish our incredible NHS a very happy 69th birthday #NHSBirthday
The NHS has been looking after us for 69 years and it's time we looked after it back! We are so lucky to have it and I personally am so grateful for all the NHS staff have done for me all of my life - I certainly wouldn't be alive now without it! And not just me but loved ones too. They do an amazing job despite all the cuts enforced upon it by the government but we need to protect it as it's the greatest thing we have ❤️ #NHSBirthday
The NHS was founded on this day in 1948. Via the link on our bio, read an exclusive insight written by a doctor on why it's absolutely vital that our ailing health service becomes a government priority, and the five key questions we ALL must consider to help. #nhsbirthday#nhs
On its 69th birthday today, the government must heed the national mood and commit to a 'reboot' of the NHS as a well-funded health service that rewards its staff well and rejects the creeping scourge of privatisation.#unitetheunion#saveournhs#NHSbirthday
Luke Evans said “Thoughout my life and the life of my parents and my grandparents, the #NHS has been there. Its tireless, undervalued staff are the lifesavers, the carers and the support that the United Kingdom has relied up for decades. Long may it last, and long may we never take it for granted. #NHSBirthday"
The NHS is something I've increasingly felt strongly about since having Ollie (along with why there is always one popper too many on babygrows and how in God's name Postman Pat manages to hold down a job when he is such a terrible delivery man..)
Anyway, I kinda just took for granted that the service was there before he arrived, I guess because, fortunately, I hadn't really needed it in any real way. Like loads of women do, I had a tricky labour bringing our little chimp into the world and without the amazing care from all at Addenbrookes he might not have become the feral, troublesome little monkey he is today 🐒
The kindness and care we all received is my main memory of those difficult few days after he was born rather than how overwhelming and scary things felt (probably down to the drugs) and I think a lot about how lucky we are to have such an amazing resource, filled with so many special people. Thanks to them I do feel lucky, rather than focusing on what an absolute shambles my birthing plan turned out to be. .
Anyway, here's a picture of the first time I held Ollie, he was 10 hours old and both he and I were hooked up to various machines. It's not the picture perfect mum holds baby for the first time Insta-worthy image many new parents get to share, but I'm forever grateful to the NHS that I can share it. Happy 69th birthday from us 👊🏻
Did you know it's 69 years today since the NHS was born?
I for one could not be anymore grateful for the services they provide to our country.
NHS, not only did you save my life in the matter of hours and provide cancer care and surgery for my fiancé.. but you gave my baby boy the gift of hearing. I have no idea if Harry would even have cochlear implants at this stage if we didn't have our National Health Service and that is an unbearable thought to me, one that brings a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes 💙
Happy Birthday NHS 🎂 I will forever be in your debt.
Happy 69th birthday NHS, and thank you to all my colleagues who continue to support and maintain this great institution 🎉🎈#nhsbirthday