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Campaigners celebrate 65th birthday of the NHS

Issue No. 2361

Protesters celebrated the 65th birthday of the NHS last Friday. Some 700 hundred protested in York. Caroline Ridgway reports that over 300 marched to celebrate the 65th birthday of Trafford General Hospital—the birthplace of the NHS. 

Trafford General is where Nye Bevan handed over the keys and the very first NHS patients were treated on 5 July 1948. 

Judy Shapter reports that there were up to 200 people at the 65th birthday party for our NHS at Ealing Hospital.  

Cake, singing and much shouting in support of the campaign livened up Uxbridge Road.

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Tue 9 Jul 2013, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2361
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