Celebrating Windrush Day

20 Jun 2024
NHS South East London

Saturday 22nd June marks Windrush Day – 76 years since the HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

The arrival of the Windrush generation is closely linked to the NHS, which was created just two weeks after the Empire Windrush’s arrival. The Windrush generation, both then and today, has played a crucial role in shaping and strengthening the NHS through their contribution to the workforce.

Thank you to the Windrush generation and their descendants for their continued contributions to our health service, especially in south east London.

Events are taking place in the following boroughs to celebrate:

This video, which was created to celebrate the NHS’s 75th birthday last year, illuminates the close relationship between the formation of the NHS and the contributions of the Windrush generation.