Message from Andy Burnham;
Today is the 66th birthday of the National Health Service — one of our proudest achievements as a country and a party. In its first 66 years, almost 44 million babies were born into the NHS. On 7 January 1970, I was the 15,108,518th baby to be welcomed into the world by our wonderful NHS staff.
All of the millions of NHS babies have been born to mums free from the fear of financial charges. That is what sets our health service proudly apart from the rest of the world — a service that truly puts people before profits. But ask yourself this — will it still be there to welcome your children and grandchildren into the world as NHS babies? Today, the NHS is under threat like never before from Tory privatisation. If you believe in it, now is the time to show it. So let's celebrate our health service tomorrow — and pledge to fight for it in the weeks and months ahead. — Andy
Shadow Secretary of State for Health