The NHS turns 70 this year – Help us celebrate
On Thursday 5 July, the NHS will be celebrating its 70th birthday and we have lots of exciting events lined up across Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough City, and Stamford Hospitals to mark this momentous occasion. We will be announcing our plans in the coming months, but in the meantime here are a few ways that you can get involved:
Share your memories with us
Over the last 70 years, the NHS has been at the centre of some tremendous medical breakthroughs, including the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant, and it continues to drive innovations in patient care.
We’re inviting patients, visitors, as well as past and present staff members to share their memories of our hospitals as we look back over the past 70 years. We would also love to see any old photos you might have.
Tell us about your experiences of our hospitals
We’re launching a special project to celebrate the great work that goes on across our hospitals, as well as the staff that make it all possible. If you or a family member have received excellent care from any of our hospitals over the last 70 years, we would love to hear from you.
Do you share your birthday with the NHS?
As part of our birthday celebrations, we would like to invite anyone who shares their birthday with the NHS to be part of the special occasion. Whether you were born in 1948 or 2008, we would really like to hear from you and if you were born in one of our hospitals, then even better!
Donate 1000 miles to the NHS
To celebrate the 70th birthday, Kath Evans, a Children’s Nurse who leads on improving experiences of care at NHS England, came up with #NHS1000miles. Over the next 12 months, people across the country, will be walking, running, cycling and swimming as they try and hit the 1000 miles mark as a gift to the NHS.
If you would like to find out more, visit http://wecommunities.org/blogs/3338.
Don’t forget to tweet your progress using #NHS1000miles.
How to get in touch
If you would like to get involved, then you can either email: Nwangliaft.NHS70@nhs.net, call 01733 677851 or write to: Communications, Department 405, Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ