70 years of the NHS

One of our customers in Brighton has written the following to celebrate 70 years of the NHS:

God Bless Our National Health Service

Greeting from the Nation to our wonderful National Health Service
You celebrate seventy years and made it a great success
In the history of every civilised and modern nation
There comes a moment of great celebration
Our proud British Isles will salute our wonderful NHS
Recognised throughout the world, as the best, which is tremendous,
It was created seventy years ago by Aneurin Bevan
At the time he did not realise he was creating a piece of heaven
He offered free medical treatment to us all.
It has grown to over one million, seven hundred thousand staff meeting the nation's call.
Our nation is an elderly one, and we live longer, we become infirm, more vulnerable to illness,
The NHS needs more staff and finance for this ever growing problem to address.
Our wonderful NHS looks after us from birth to death,
Heals the wounds, tends our illness, gently closes the door when we lay down the wreath.
The A&E departments are open 24 hours a day to assist in any emergency
The doors are always open to take any dire urgency.
we have come to accept the NHS as part of our everyday life
Relying on it to heal our pains and mental strife
Let us, as a nation, stand together, raise our glass and thank the NHS for the wonderful work you do.
From the bottom of our hearts, we all sing "God Bless You"
To each and everyone whatever part you play or do.

By Terry Goodwin