A tribute to the NHS. Are you pictured?
A tribute to the NHS. Are you pictured?

9 retro South Tyneside photos as we say happy birthday to the NHS on its 73rd anniversary

Happy 73rd birthday NHS - and here's the difference you have made on South Tyneside.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 12:04 pm

The Queen today bestowed the ultimate honour on our health service today when she awarded it the George Cross – saying its staff had worked with courage, compassion and dedication.

The George Cross is given for acts of great heroism or courage in the face of great danger and NHS staff have worked tirelessly during the pandemic.

Who can forget the emotional scenes as we clapped for the heroes during the pandemic.

But the many faces of the NHS has been a source of inspiration and support throughout South Tyneside for years. Here are just a handful of reminders of the difference it makes.

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