On 5 July , Sylvia Beckingham was admitted to hospital in Manchester to be treated for a liver condition. Doubtless this was a big event in her life; but it was an even bigger event in British history. Sylvia, 13, was the first patient to be treated on the NHS. The idea of uniting all the country's hospitals and doctors' surgeries into one great state-run conglomerate had germinated during the Second World War, when the volume of casualties reduced the health service to near-bankruptcy.
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A woman called her relatives after a man she was involved with used a gun to hit her at a home near Midland and Marlowe, said Officer Holly Lance, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department. The two relatives, a year-old man and a year-old man, came to the house at around p. Police believe the suspect opened fire, striking the pair as well as a third man on the scene, she said. His connection to the woman and suspect was unclear. However, Lance added, "we're still not sure who fired shots or how many shooters there were.
We were granted access to the hospital to see how it is ensuring urgent procedures can go ahead in spite of the pressures of Covid Helen Carter reports. Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox. On the edge of the town centre, with the snow-capped Pennines looming in the far distance, Rochdale Infirmary is bustling with patients.