Audio Slideshow: The NHS at 60

The National Health Service, set up in 1948, revolutionised healthcare in Britain by being based
on a patient's need for treatment, rather than ability to pay.

Here, former midwife Mona Williams and retired surgeon Professor Harold Ellis, recall the early days of
the NHS, from homebirths to Nissen hut wards. Archive photographs and audio accompany their stories.

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Production by Paul Kerley


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