Chairman Extends Personal Message in Celebration of NHS 70th Anniversary
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is supporting the NHS this week as it celebrates its 70th anniversary, by engaging and inspiring our followers on social media on its achievements over the last 70 years.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin has conveyed a personal message to the NHS. The message was recorded at the Downshire Estate, which has long been associated with medical care in our community and is now home to the new £65 million state-of-the-art Downe Hospital.
He said, “In 1948, the establishment of the NHS transformed the health and wellbeing of all our people. We rightly see it as the jewel in the crown of public services and should be celebrated, protected and enhanced.
He continued, “We are living longer and our healthcare needs are different than they were in 1948. We now think in terms of integrated medical and social care, which is why our Community Plan places great emphasis on working with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of all our citizens.
“Today we are beginning the next 70 years of the NHS, with gratitude for the past, and a determination to keep our NHS moving forward.
“Congratulations to our NHS on celebrating 70 years!”