4 Jul 2018

What it was like in the very first days of the NHS

The NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday. To mark the occasion Channel 4 News has heard from the people who were there at the very beginning – a nurse, a patient and a surgeon who was working in 1948 and remarkably is still working in the health service today. And we have also spoken to Aneira Thomas, the very first NHS baby –  born a minute after midnight on July 5th 1948.