March celebrates 70 years of the NHS

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS - the card was presented by Euro MP Alex Mayer last Saturday (July

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS - the card was presented by Euro MP Alex Mayer last Saturday (July 7). - Credit: Archant

A mental health nurse was presented with a giant birthday card outside March Town Hall as part of celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS.

Serena Watts was presented with the card by Euro MP Alex Mayer last Saturday (July 7).

Campaigners held a street stall to mark the milestone and spoke to local people about how they cherish the way the NHS puts people first.

They also discussed how to make sure the NHS survives and thrives for the next seventy years.

Ms Mayer praised hardworking NHS staff but also warned of Brexit troubles ahead, fearing that staff shortages could jeopardise its future.


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She added: “Happy Birthday NHS, and a huge Cambridgeshire thank you to all the hardworking doctors, nurses and other staff who make our NHS so amazing.”

The National Health Service turned 70 on July 5. Thousands celebrated across the UK with street parties and charity galas.

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