Aneira Thomas

The first baby born into the NHS

Aneira Thomas was born at one minute past midnight on 5 July 1948, making her first baby in Great Britain to be born into the NHS. She was named after Aneurin Bevan, the minister for health at the time who led on the plan for the NHS. Aneira spent her career working in the NHS as a mental health nurse (her four sisters were also nurses, and her daughter is now a paramedic), and continues to be an active supporter of the NHS, speaking out on a range of issues in the media and at public rallies.