NHS 1948 Launch Tea Towel

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This tea towel reproduces the cover of a leaflet circulated in 1948 to an exhausted post-war British public, yearning for a fairer system of healthcare. Such was the launch of the National Health Service, founded on the principles that it should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery, and based on clinical need, not ability to pay. 

Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm). Special inks mean that colours last in the wash. Includes hanging loop. Designed and manufactured in the UK.


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Usual UK delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below.

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Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).

Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.

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SKU: 605