Friday, 29 June 2018

Out of Tredegar ...... Aneurin Bevan, 70 years of the NHS and the Welsh health service which preceded it

Now, listening today, to Out of Tredegar with Martin Sheen on the wireless reaffirmed my admiration for Radio 4.*

Aneurin Bevan, 1954
It was a wonderful piece of radio, telling the story of the Tredegar health service which pretty much was the model for the National Health Service, and focused on Aneurin Bevan, the Labour politician who was responsible for its creation.

Aneurin Bevan was born in the town and much of the programme was given over to stories about him, and the impact of a health service, free at the point of delivery on the lives of millions of people, many of whom before 1948 “couldn’t afford to be ill”.

So that is all I am going to say, other than there is 29 days left to listen to it.

Producer: Martin Williams, BBC Wales.

Picture; Aneurin Bevan and his wife Jenny Lee in Corwen, 1952, Geoff Charles, made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication  

*Out of Tredegar , https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7hl3d

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