As the NHS turns 65, people tell us how it’s changed:
"Before people rubbish the NHS they should experience the alternative. Nye Bevan said "the NHS will last as long as there are people prepared to defend it." I am one of those people." "We used to have to light the patients cigarettes for them so they could smoke in bed too."
"I remember how cosy it all seemed. The one central telly would come on and the atmosphere was of calm socialising and witty comments!"
Did you visit or work at a hospital 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago? Help us build a picture of how it’s changed by sharing your stories.
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