Today I joined staff and patients at St George’s Hospital to celebrate 70 years of one of our nation’s greatest treasures: the NHS.
After opening the festivities, I joined in with a number of activities, and supported 70 staff members who took part in the “Big Birthday Walk” – a 6.2 mile walk from the site of the old St George’s Hospital to the current site.
As an NHS doctor, the NHS is something that I am extremely passionate about. I understand and immensely respect the excellent work conducted by medical and healthcare professionals in this country. I look forward to continuing to campaign for further investment into the NHS to ensure its vital work can continue.
The Government has starved the NHS of funding over the last 8 years. They're now aimlessly trying to throw money at it but they haven't considered social care, public health and training.