Picture: AFP/Getty
Picture: AFP/Getty

The NHS was founded on 5th July 1948, making Tuesday the 68th birthday of the service.

It has since become a national institution, celebrated by many and woven into the fabric of our country.

While junior doctors today voted to reject their new compromised contract offers and the NHS's finances are troubling, there are still so many reasons to celebrate it.

Here's some mindblowing statistics from the NHS Confederation which will make you re-appreciate just how good we have it:

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