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Bevan

(ˈbɛvən) or

Bev

n
1. a stupid or unfashionable male
2. an aggressive and surly youth
[from the boy's name Bevan]

Bevan

(ˈbɛvən)
n
(Biography) Aneurin (əˈnaɪərɪn), known as Nye. (1897–1960), British Labour statesman, born in Wales: noted for his oratory. As minister of health (1945–51) he introduced the National Health Service (1948)
ˈBevanˌite n, adj
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Both Park Pool, in Ormskirk, and Nye Bevan Swimming Pool, in Skelmersdale, are being considered for demolition, with much improved centres set to take their place.
Roderick Bevan, the great-nephew of Nye Bevan, died last year after being "let down" by two Midlandsbased trusts that failed to notify him about a lung tumour, the family's solicitor said.
Mr Bevan's daughter Paula said: "I feel my dad was totally let down by the NHS, whose founder was Nye Bevan who, as the name suggests, my dad was related to - it was his great-uncle.
These are both quotes from Nye Bevan, the creator of our National Health Service.
Thanks to Labour's prime minister, Clement Atlee, and health secretary, Nye Bevan, the NHS was created in 1948.
West Lancashire Borough Council is considering plans to knock down Park Pool, in Park Road, Ormskirk, and the Nye Bevan Pool in Southway, Skelmersdale.
As minister for health in 1948, Nye Bevan was the leading force behind the establishment of the NHS in 1948, inspired by the late Victorian Workingman's Medical Aid Society in Tredegar - which allowed miners and steel workers access to medical and hospital services for a weekly subscription.
Ironically, it was a germ of an idea, Which grew in a Tredegar mind, The mind of the great Nye Bevan, Determined, and yet so kind.
WHEN the NHS was launched in 1948 by Nye Bevan it was based on three core principles: that it meets the needs of everyone; that it be free at point of delivery; that it be based on need not ability to pay.
"I think if Nye Bevan was here today he'd want a seven-day NHS because he knew the NHS was for patients up and down our country" - Prime Minister David Cameron during Commons exchanges with Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.
But his speech defending the NHS at a rally last week was more Nye Bevan.