Earlier this month, staff, patients and visitors all got together to commemorate a major milestone as the NHS turned 70 on Thursday 5 July.
It was a day of wonderful celebrations across the entire Trust, with tea parties, fancy dress and fun activities taking place throughout the day.
Pilgrim and Lincoln hospitals took centre stage in the morning with a special ‘live’ broadcast of the BBC Radio Lincolnshire breakfast show.
Presenter Scott Dalton took listeners through the early morning, broadcasting directly from the Pilgrim restaurant, with regular updates from Lincoln’s maternity wing.
Scott’s right-hand lady for the day was our very own Deputy Chief Nurse Jennie Negus, who spoke eloquently about all the great work going on at Pilgrim and across all our hospitals.
He also chatted to lots of other staff throughout the morning including restaurant team leader Jim Houghton who talked listeners through his tasty NHS 70-themed menu, our resident Pilgrim matrons who ‘bigged up’ our latest recruitment efforts and even midwife Sandra Pygott, who hot-footed it down to the restaurant to announce the happy news of the first Lincolnshire NHS 70 baby to arrive – Tyler – who was born just after midnight at the hospital.
Meanwhile over at Lincoln, listeners were treated to stories of new mums receiving some special celebration hampers to mark the births of more #NHS70 babies.
It wasn’t just Pilgrim and Lincoln who got into the festive spirit. Staff at Grantham produced a brilliant #NHS70 photo montage in the hospital restaurant, while colleagues in the outpatients department dressed up in 1940s nurses’ uniforms to celebrate in style.
You can still listen to the whole #NHS70 breakfast show via the BBC iPlayer link here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0695bg4
Or visit our ‘new look’ staff benefits pages over on the Trust website to hear a montage of our staff saying what they love about ULHT and the NHS – https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/jobs/working-for-us/