WMAS Help Celebrate NHS 70th Birthday
5 July 2018, 11:09
NHS staff are being praised for their "brilliance" on it's 70th birthday.
The chief executive of the NHS England says the milestone is a chance to thank its 1,500,000 staff members.
There are promises of big improvements to come in mental health and cancer treatment.
There's going to be special services for staff and patients at Westminster Abbey and York Minster today (5th July) and West Midlands Ambulance Service staff have been talking to Heart to mark the occasion.
Nathan Hudson's the Operations Director at WMAS. He's been with the health service for 27 years:
Murray McGregor is one the people behind those Facebook and Twitter posts letting us know what's been happening in the region.
He told Heart he's been working for the ambulance service for 15 years:
As the NHS turns 70 today, @OFFICIALWMAS has been talking about how much it's changed over the years— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) 5 July 2018
Murray MacGregor from the press team says social media allows them to connect with the public like never before #NHS70#HeartNews pic.twitter.com/krJn09xWJo
The NHS choir came together on Heart last night to record a version of 'With a Little Help From My Friends'. It got it's first exclusive play this morning.
The Library of Birmingham will be one of many buildings across the country that will be lit up blue tonight to mark the occasion.