Flying the Windrush flag

Hospitals and other NHS bodies across the country will join hundreds of other organisations in flying a special flag to mark Windrush Day on 22 June.

Windrush Day was formally launched in 2018 and is an opportunity for communities across the UK to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

This year’s Windrush Day is particularly special as it marks 75 years since the HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks.

Importantly, we know that many of the passengers – as well as their descendants – helped support the establishment of the NHS, which launched two weeks later.

As well as celebrating the contribution of the Windrush Generation to the NHS, Windrush Day is an opportunity to recognise the support the NHS has received from people from across the world over the last 75 years, including today’s workforce which currently represents over 200 nationalities.

The flag has previously been flown at the Houses of Parliament and Home Office, as well as at rail stations, universities and council offices.

The flags are produced by the Windrush Generation (Facebook) with profits being invested into supporting local community groups.

For more information about the flag, including how to order them, please email