65 years of the NHS

Aneurin Bevan was MP for Ebbw Vale for 31 years. Credit: PA/PA Archive

65 years of the NHS will be celebrated today in Cardiff.

Union members and politicians will gather at the statue of Tredegar-born Aneurin Bevan who spearheaded the service and opened the first NHS Hospital, as Health Minister, in 1948.

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NHS marks 65th anniversary

The National Health Service is 65 this month. We've been taking a look at how it has changed over the years, and what the future might hold.