Celebrating the NHS' 72nd Birthday Locally


The NHS was born on 5th July 1948, based on the principle that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. Over the last 72 years it has served our country well, with most services provided free at the point of delivery.

The NHS is the backbone of this country and St. Helier Hospital is a cornerstone of our community. That’s why Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey and local councillor Drew Heffernan presented to our local NHS a birthday card signed with personal messages from local councillors on behalf of residents. The card was received on behalf of our local trust by its Chief Executive, Daniel Elkeles.

Council Leader Ruth Dombey said: “What a great opportunity to celebrate our local NHS! It was an honour to be able to share this fantastic card with the Chief Exec as a symbol of Sutton’s gratitude.  Today we celebrate all that the NHS has done for us locally and nationally and not least during the recent coronavirus pandemic. They are heroes and deserve all our recognition for their hard work, commitment and sacrifice”


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