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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.


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