Happy Birthday to the NHS at 75

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Happy Birthday to the NHS at 75

Today 5th July the NHS marks its 75th anniversary! Founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery and today it continues to touch all of our lives. Whether we are benefiting as individuals from the care and service delivered by the NHS or we are working professionally on a new project to deliver improvements within healthcare, we are continually reminded of the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff and we salute you.

Over the course of the last 35 years, almost half of the life of the NHS, P+HS Architects has worked with over 30 NHS trusts across the UK. Designing and helping deliver an estimated £1billion of successful projects for our NHS clients. Ranging from acute care, primary care, mental healthcare, community integrated care and supported care at home, P+HS remains dedicated in our support of the NHS and enhancing peoples lives.

As well as continuously looking to the future we have also preserved NHS history. In 2014 P+HS were appointed as Architects for the refurbishment of the very first purpose-built GP facility for the NHS! John Scott Health Centre, originally known as Woodberry Down. Nye Bevan cut the first turf for the development in 1949 and with scarcity of materials post-war, it meant that work was halted several times before the two-storey building was finally completed, at a cost of £152,000, in 1952.

Fast forward to today and there have been huge change in service models, construction techniques, materials and quality standards, but at the heart of the NHS remains the same ambition - to deliver healthcare free to all at the point of delivery. We are immensely proud to work in the healthcare sector, supporting the NHS in their work.

Happy Birthday NHS!