Celebrating 70 years of the NHS – 5th July 2018

We were very fortunate to be invited to the celebration of the 70’th birthday of the National Health Service at the Hallam University. The attendees were Vicky, Margaret Pashley, Sheila and her son Robin, Pam and her daughter Debra. We walked there as it was on Collegiate Crescent campus which isn’t far. Pam, Sheila and Margaret were all nurses and Debra works for the NHS so it was very nice for us to be able to go. We were warmly greeted and showed to a table, where we were brought drinks and cakes. Some of us had a go at ‘hospital corners’. We learned about the first ever NHS patient which was a 13-year-old girl. We listened to speeches, sang Happy Birthday NHS. There were arts and crafts opportunities and lots of photograph exhibitions and medical artifacts exhibitions which we enjoyed looking at. We ended with a sing along session which was lead by the NHS Choir. We thoroughly enjoyed this outing. Long live the NHS!