NHS 71st birthday! East Midlands Big Birthday Bash

NHS big birthday bash to be celebrated across the East Midlands

Celebrations to mark the 71st birthday of the NHS are due to take place in hospitals across the East Midlands next week to thank NHS staff for the work they do all year round, says UNISON.

Members of the public are being encouraged to call in and sign NHS birthday cards to show their appreciation for everything that every single member of the NHS team does. The cards will then be left on display so hospital staff can read the supportive comments written in them.

Events have been organised at eleven hospitals across the East Midlands –including Nottingham, Northampton, Lincoln and Chesterfield – in the week leading up to the 71st anniversary of the creation of the NHS on Friday (5 July).

Commenting on the celebrations UNISON East Midlands head of health Ann Eastham said: “The NHS’s birthday is a fantastic time to say thank you to everyone who works in health and social care, often doing jobs in difficult circumstances to deliver care for the public good.

“Everyone – not just front line staff but porters, cleaners, IT staff and medical secretaries to name a few – plays their part delivering care, saving lives and making people better again.

“UNISON’s one team campaign aims to raise awareness of the vital role each member of staff plays in delivering NHS services and what better time to do that than in the week leading up to the 71st birthday of our wonderful health service. Since its creation the NHS has saved countless lives and been a powerful agent for social change both nationally and across the East Midlands.”

The 71st birthday of the NHS is being celebrated at the following locations:

Monday 1 July

Grantham & District Hospital, Manthorpe Road, Grantham, Lincs NG31 8DG, 11:30 – 13:30

Tuesday 2 July

Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3DT, 11:30 – 13:30

Cyber Cafe, Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD, 11:30 – 13:30

The Glenfield Hospital, Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9QP, 11:30 – 13:30

Wednesday 3 July

Skegness Hospital, Dorothy Avenue, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2BS, 11:30 – 13:30

Thursday 4 July

Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln LN2 5QY, 11:30 – 13:30

County Louth Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth LN11 0EU, 11:30 – 13:30.

Friday 5 July

Pilgrim Hospital, Sibsey Road, Boston PE21 9QS, 11:30 – 13:30

Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield Rd, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5BL, 11:30 – 13:30

City Hospital, Nottingham, 12:30 – 13:30

Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, 12:30-13:30.

If you would like to attend any of the events, please contact Elliot Dean.

Elliot Dean M: 07852 155730 E: e.dean@unison.co.uk