Iain says thank you to staff on NHS’s 72nd anniversary

As the National Health Service celebrates its 72nd anniversary on 5 July, Iain Gray MSP is joining Labour colleagues across the UK in saying thank you to NHS staff for all that they do for us.

In 1948, rebuilding from the devastation of World War Two, ​the Labour ​Government created our National Health Service, still one of the party’s greatest and longest lasting achievements.

This year, the coronavirus crisis has shown us how the NHS is there for us when we need it most. Through this crisis, it is the care workers, doctors, nurses, NHS staff and key workers who are putting themselves on the line to protect us all.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“Labour created the NHS and we will always protect it so that it can protect you. Today, the NHS remains our proudest achievement – and a shining example of what we can do when we come together.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen NHS staff working tirelessly to care for those most affected by the virus. The service has kept going through the toughest of times and proved once again what a uniquely special institution it is.

“On the NHS’s 72nd birthday, we say thank you for all that its dedicated staff do to keep our nation healthy and cared for. Please join me in adding your name to our card and sending thanks to our brilliant NHS.”

The NHS ‘Thank You’ card can be signed and shared online via https://secure.scottishlabour.org.uk/ThankYouNHS