On July 5, 1948, health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS at Park Hospital in Manchester (today known as Trafford General Hospital).
It was the climax of a hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all.
For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists are brought together under one umbrella organisation to provide services that are free for all at the point of delivery.
Here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we are planning a set of events, exhibitions and recollections to celebrate this special anniversary.
We would love to include local stories, artefacts and equipment. Can you help?
Do you know someone who worked at any of our hospitals at the start of the NHS? Were you, or somebody you know, a patient then? Would you like to share your memories?
If so, we would love to hear from you.
You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 01253 953538
Write to: Communications, Home 15, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR
We will be updating dates and events in due course, so please keep checking our website and social media sites for the latest news.