Happy 72nd birthday NHS!

Happy 72nd birthday NHS!

Published by Helen Down at 12:01am 5th July 2020.

South-West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust celebrate with a big than you!

Today is the NHS's 72nd birthday and to celebrate all their hard work the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is saying a big thank you.

Thank you to current colleagues across the NHS and to those that have supported the National Health Service during the pandemic. 

SWASFT are particularly grateful for their own frontline staff, a team of 4700 operational support and corporate services staff. 

And to the former doctors, nurses and other health service staff who came out of retirement to battle coronavirus.

Will Warrender, Chief Executive of SWASFT, said:

"On the 72nd birthday of the NHS I would like to say a huge thank you to all my colleagues at South Western Ambulance Service, our volunteers, our community, and everyone who has supported us this year. 

"I am proud of what my SWASFT colleagues have achieved in providing emergency and urgent care to so many patients in communities across the South West, whether it be clinical staff on the frontline, in ambulances, or those in the many support and corporate functions whose tireless efforts all keep the organisation running. "

Key Workers also included are, bus drivers and refuse collectors to social care staff and teachers, who have kept the country running throughout the pandemic. 

During the pandemic SWASFT have been supported by fire and rescue colleagues who have worked alongside frontline teams, driving ambulances and providing much-needed assistance to patients.

Will also said:

"I am also particularly grateful to our healthcare colleagues in our region's hospitals, at GP surgeries and pharmacies who have treated countless patients and helped so many others this year."

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