65 Years of the NHS

(July 03, 2013)

Steve with MPs 65th NHS birthday

To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton, has called on local people to celebrate this incredible institution and ensure it is strengthened for future generations.  

Steve explained, “The NHS today is suffering from an A&E crisis which is why I‘m is asking people in Walton to visit and join Labour’s campaign calling on David Cameron to keep his promise to protect our health service. 

“Across Liverpool’s NHS, staffing shortages have left Aintree University Hospital overstretched, with experts warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if urgent action isn’t taken.

“The North West has already lost 1,119 nurses since David Cameron became Prime Minster in 2010 and these cuts are making it harder to maintain the services that local people rely on.

“I’ve spoken to both patients and health workers in Walton and they’ve all told me they are worried about the future of the NHS. I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our incredible health service.

“Which is why I’m asking people to join our campaign at and send a message to David Cameron that our health service doesn’t deserve his broken promises.

“Labour created the NHS in 1948, and it is one of our proudest achievements. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate, but if we’re going to commemorate further milestones then we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future.”

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