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The Early Years of the NHS | ITV News

Seventy years ago, the National Health Service was born. For the first time, healthcare was available to all – regardless of background and wealth.

The NHS was launched into a society where childhood disease was commonplace and where poverty had taken its toll. So what was the impact of the new health service in the North East?

In the first of a series of reports we have been investigating the early days of the NHS.

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