SWEET treats were the order of the day when Kidderminster Hospital celebrated the NHS's 75th anniversary.

A batch of 400 cup cakes were delivered to staff at the hospital by The Shuttle to say 'thank you' for 75 years of wonderful care and dedicated service to the people of the Wyre Forest and beyond.

The cakes - handed over by The Shuttle's advertising consultant Andrew Preece - were shared among the fabulous staff at the hospital.

They were baked by Mandy's Home Bakery in Worcester and made possible thanks to our supporting partners.

In the centre of tomorrow's Shuttle newspaper is a special eight-page supplement celebrating the very special 75th anniversary, featuring many of those partner organisations.

The National Health Service, abbreviated to NHS, was launched by the then Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan at the Park Hospital in Manchester.

The creation of the NHS in 1948 was the product of years of hard work and a motivation from various figures who felt the current healthcare system was insufficient and needed to be revolutionised.

Before the creation of the NHS, when someone found themselves needing a doctor or to use medical facilities, patients were generally expected to pay for those treatments.