65 years of NHS in Trafford

It's 65 years today since the NHS was founded at Trafford General Hospital.

Protests outside Trafford General on NHS anniversary

Protests at Trafford General Hospital against planned cuts to services Credit: ITV Granada

It's 65 years today since the NHS was founded at Trafford General Hospital.

However campaigners are angry at proposed changes to the hospital's services and are protesting outside.

A card for David Cameron with quote from Nye Bevan who opened the first NHS hospital in 1948 Credit: ITV Granada
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Landmarks in the history of the NHS

  • 1948: First free hospital opened in Manchester
  • 1958: First full hip replacements was carried out
  • 1962: Contraceptive pill made available as a prescription to married women
  • 1978: World's first test-tube baby was born
  • 1988: Breast and cervical screening programme introduced for all women
  • 1991: NHS Trusts established to make services more responsive to local needs
  • 1998: Launch of NHS Direct service
  • 2000: NHS walk-in centres launched
  • 2009: Care Quality Commission launched as new healthcare regulator

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