Our NHS turned 65 years old on 5th July 2013 and yet far from being pensioned off it is working harder and achieving more for us than ever.
Despite the scare stories and the attempts to run down what our health service does by the Tories who seem determined to break it up the those who work in and those who use the NHS know what a great service it provides.
On the Saturday before the official birthday of the NHS Unison organised a celebration rally in Millennium Square and amongst those attending to show their support was Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton.
Speaking at and after the event Fabian commented “The fact that the NHS is still so popular today is a testament to the vision of its founders and the radical nature of the change they brought about – providing healthcare on the basis of need rather than ability to pay. The NHS is one of the great achievements of country, created by a Labour Government, and it is an achievement we must continue to work hard to protect.”