Today is the 73rd birthday of the NHS, and I want to pass on my thanks and warm wishes to everyone in our local NHS here in Hastings and Rye.
Over the last 73 years NHS staff have been there for us at some of the most crucial and important moment in our lives – from births to operations, mental health support to rehabilitation, the NHS and its staff provide world class services that we have seen put to the test during the last eighteen months.
The Covid19 pandemic has tested the resilience, capacity and strength of our NHS, but throughout the unprecedented year and half the staff and volunteers in our NHS have risen to the challenge providing exemplary care to our country. Their tireless work and dedication to caring for others in this time of great need for our country has been a huge inspiration.
The recognition from Her Majesty the Queen, with the awarding of the George Cross to the NHS today, shows just how grateful as a nation we are for the care, compassion and courageous work that they all do.
On behalf of all residents in Hastings and Rye I want to wish the NHS a very happy 73rd birthday and a massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers in our health service for their inspiring and dedicated work.