Today marks the 73rd Birthday of our National Health Service.
The Covid-19 pandemic means that our NHS, the country, families and individuals, have been through a year like no other. For the NHS in particular it has been an extremely challenging time.
The NHS has cared for around 400,000 seriously ill COVID inpatients, including more than 100,000 admitted in January alone, along with millions more besides.
However it has also been a year of hope, as the NHS has rolled out the biggest vaccination programme in health service history, the fastest in Europe and leading the world.
The NHS could not have achieved this without the skill and dedication of their staff, and the thousands who returned to the frontline, along with volunteers and other keyworkers.
After 73 years of dedicated service to the whole country let’s say a big Thank You to our NHS for everything it does to support us day in and day out.