UNISON Northern Ireland

NHS 70th Birthday Demo - Belfast

On Saturday 30th June, UNISON members, activists, branches and self organised groups came together with the local community and other NIC ICTU affiliated unions to commemorate the 70th birthday of our wonderful National Health Service. The event, organised by NIC ICTU, saw parades march from Writers' Square, The Mater Hospital and The Royal Victoria Hospital. The parades merged at the City Hall to hear heartfelt speeches from various health service workers, union officials and the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Deirdre Hargey.

It was a day of celebrations with all generations walking proudly together to acknowledge our great health service and its valuable staff but also served to give a very clear warning to those who wish to damage it “hands off our NHS”.

Happy 70th birthday NHS! Here’s to the next 70.

You can view photos of the wonderful march here