[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Birth of the NHS

The Welsh Way of Life, broadcast 02 October 2006

The National Health Service was established on the 5th of July 1948. Founded by Aneurin Bevan, the Minister of Health, the main principles of the NHS were to provide a free, comprehensive service for all, funded by general taxation.

The Welsh flag

Image of the Welsh flag

Y Ddraig Goch

The current flag was adopted by royal decree only in 1959.

Copyright © 2014 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.