On the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, carrying migrants from the Caribbean to England, the NHS is marking the contribution of staff from more than 200 nationalities who have played a critical part in the shaping of the healthcare service – and who remain a crucial part of our NHS workforce today.
Sir Simon Stevens , NHS Chief Executive said this morning
‘‘Many of those who came to this country shortly after the war, on ships such as the Windrush, helped nourish the NHS in its early years, and became an integral part of its success. So, it’s right to take a moment to look back at this contribution with pride, while also confronting the reality that their dedication and service has not always been recognised, respected or rewarded’
At the same time, the NHS Retirement Fellowship would like to thank and recognise our members and their relatives who were part of this historic event. We would like to express our gratitude for the contributions they have made not only to the NHS but also for their support and involvement in the Fellowship.