Today marks the 70th anniversary of our beloved NHS. There is not one single person in the country who does not benefit from it. From cradle to the grave, our NHS and staff who work in it have served families, communities and country to the utmost of their ability and continue to do so. Their hard work makes it the best performing health service in the UK and one of the best in the world.
The SNP believes that all public services are important, but NHS Scotland is sacred providing everyone regardless of class, race, gender, nationality or religion access to one of the most basic human rights. This is why we must protect it from any attempts to privatise or profiteer from it. We must protect it for another 70 years and beyond so that it may continue to provide world class healthcare to all.