Dunne thanks staff on NHS 70th birthday

South Shropshire MP and former Health Minister Philip Dunne has thanked local NHS staff and made clear his view that the NHS has a bright future, as the service celebrates its 70th birthday.

Founded in 1948, the NHS was the culmination of a plan to give good healthcare to all. Mr Dunne paid tribute to the staff across the health service for their hard work.

Mr Dunne said: “On the NHS 70th birthday, all of us in Shropshire should be grateful for the handwork and dedication of staff who make the service what it is. This has been a good year for the NHS in Shropshire, securing £312m allocation of capital funding for the Future Fit programme. The NHS nationally will receive an extra £20bn per year, announced by the government, of which Shropshire will get its share. So I am convinced the NHS has a bright future.”

Mr Dunne added: “I was pleased to nominate three great stalwarts of the NHS in South Shropshire for recognition in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, and recently presented them with their certificates – a small token of recognition for the huge impact they have each had on many lives in South Shropshire.”