On the Saturday before the NHS’s birthday (1 July), the NHS was celebrated at Pride in London.
Steve Russell, Chief Delivery Officer, NHS England joined the DJ, broadcaster and TV personality, Adele Roberts, on the stage at Trafalgar Square. Adele recently underwent treatment for bowel cancer and praised the NHS for the care she received.
Adele posted a great tweet from the stage!
Steve said: “It was great to join Adele on the stage at Pride in London and be able to say a very big thank you to all of the NHS staff and volunteers across London – and the whole of UK – for all that they do for us, day-in, day-out.
“From the midwives who help bring us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who are our first port of call when we are sick, the nurses, doctors and other clinicians who care for us in our time of need, the porters and cleaners who keep our hospitals moving, and the hundreds of thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers in between.
“Being at Pride sends an important message to our LGBTQIA+ staff – about how proud we are of them – as well as to our patients and their families, and the nation as a whole.”