Staff and patients from across Lincolnshire are getting together to celebrate the amazing creation of the NHS 70 years ago this July.
On Thursday 5 July, the NHs turns 70. To celebrate this milestone, staff in Lincolnshire’s hospitals will be planning events, sharing their stories of why they love the NHS so much and involving patients in their celebrations.
The anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the NHS and the staff who keep it running. We will be recognising what’s gone before, and use the opportunity to celebrate how far we have come and the excellent care that we provide to our patients today.
Activities planned include:
- NHS 70 menus prepared for hospital staff and patients, showcasing some of the dishes hospital patients may have enjoyed 70 years ago, including hotpot, semolina and spam sandwiches.
- Big NHS 70 tea parties being arranged in Lincoln and Grantham by hospital volunteers and supporters on Thursday 5 July.
- NHS 70 services of remembrance planned for hospital chapels:
- Louth Monday 2 July at 11am
- Grantham Tuesday 3 July at 2pm
- Boston Wednesday 4 July at 1pm
- Lincoln Friday 6 July at 11am
- Ward and department displays of 70 years of NHS history in Lincolnshire
- Social media activity, where our staff share their stories of why they joined the NHS and why they love it so much.