Today marks 75 years since the NHS was founded.

Since 1948 it has saved millions of lives, caring for people "from the cradle to the grave".

The NHS in Sussex has also provided thousands of jobs since its launch on July 5, 1948, by then health secretary Aneurin Bevan.

From that day, health care became free at the point of use, funded by the government.

Health Secretary Michael Matheson has led praise for the NHS on its 75th anniversary. He said: "We are fortunate beyond words to have an NHS free at the point of need for every single one of us.

"With the continued support of people across the country and the unwavering dedication of NHS staff, I have no doubt the NHS will be celebrating many more anniversaries in the years to come."

Buildings and landmarks across Sussex will light up blue tonight to celebrate the special day, from the Palace Pier to the Pavilion.

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