The NHS was created by a Labour Government on 5 July 1948. Since then it has touched all our lives.
Before the NHS all healthcare, visits to the Doctor and treatment had to be paid for. The free service, based on need, not what money you have, is something that has become cherished by generation after generation. Many see it as Labour’s greatest socialist achievement. Sandwell General UNISON branch wishes the NHS happy 70th Birthday and commits to trying to make sure that it remains for another 70 years and beyond.