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Happy birthday and thank you to the NHS





Today is the 66th anniversary of the NHS, so I just wanted to say "happy birthday" (to a massive organisation, little odd, I know) and to share this video.

At the heart of it, the NHS was born out of an ideal that healthcare, and good healthcare at that, should be available to all - regardless of their wealth. A wonderful concept and one which makes me really appreciate living in England.

Staff are underpaid, understaffed and overworked and yet continue to do their best to make sure that you and your loved ones are ok. That's both awful and incredible: it shouldn't be this way, but it is.

Maybe they don't always get it right, but they're there. They put up with abuse for things that are not their fault - waiting times and decisions that come from much higher up than them.

Alongside intoxication, incontinence, rude relatives and death. All in a day's work.

So thank you, to anyone that works in healthcare. You do an important, wonderful job.

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