it was where the National Health Service was born in 1948.
But campaigners say Trafford General Hospital is threatened by cuts which seriously threaten its place in the community and the history of our country.
The trust which runs the hospital, which is in Davyhulme, plan to reduce the hours of the A&E department and to close two other major units.
But those fighting to keep the intact say their efforts are vital as the NHS marks 65 years.
Sarah Rogers reports.