NHS celebrates 65th anniversary

It was set-up in 1948 - its mission to provide free healthcare for everyone, rich or poor. And now the National Health Service is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

Hospital porters put their best foot forward

by Tom Savvides

They can walk for up to ten miles a day taking patients to and from appointments and operations. Hospital porters often go unnoticed but they provide a vital service. Tom Savvides spent a day with two porters at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS.

Paramedics on the front line

Video: More than a million ambulances are called out to emergencies in the South EVERY year. Our paramedics are on the front line - dealing with sick and injured patients and, at times, putting themselves at risk.

In the second of our reports - as part of the 65th anniversary of the NHS - Tom Savvides spent a night with an ambulance crew to see how challenging the job can be. His report contains flashing images

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NHS staff saving lives for 65 years

Click video. It was set-up in 1948 - its mission to provide free healthcare for everyone, rich or poor. And now the National Health Service is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

We've been given access to frontline NHS staff to see the life-saving work they do. In the first of a series of reports, Tom Savvides spent a day in a busy Accident and Emergency Department.