Happy Birthday! NHS70
To kick off our official birthday celebrations, we will be heading back in time to when the NHS was born and having a good old- fashioned 1940s-themed Tea Party. Held at our recently refurbished George Lloyd restaurant in Halton Hospital, expect to see lots of bunting and vintage outfits, as well as enjoy a cup of tea and some delicious baked goods. There will even be a tombola where you could bag yourself some fantastic prizes, with all proceeds going to the Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity.
We will also be joined by the incredibly talented Davies Sisters who will be performing live for your entertainment. They’ll be singing popular songs from the 1940s, including The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller and George Formby. This could be a wonderful opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, so come on down and help us celebrate 70 amazing years of our NHS!
It’s impossible to celebrate the NHS without commending the incredible and inspiring staff who are responsible for making it the wonderful institution that it is. That’s why we’re holding a party at Warrington Hospital for all our staff members to take a moment out of their busy day to enjoy a piece of cake and be thanked for their hard work and dedication. It will also be where staff get to see the winning design of WHH Charity’s Design a Cake competition be brought to life. The winner of the contest will also be the one who has the honour of cutting the cake.
On the day, our wards will be transformed with NHS 70 themed bunting and decorations.
St Barnbas' Primary School Choir will be coming down to sing to for our patients on our wards from 10:00am, which will be a well deserved treat for patients and their families. Not only that, but there will be a dance performance on our Children's Ward by the Shooting Stars Dance School, which will no doubt get our young patients excited and fill the ward with positivity.
The main entrance of Warrington Hospital will see several stalls set up, including the WHH Charity, the Research Team, Retirement Fellowship, Theatres, Warrington Together and Clairns. Whether it's giving skincare advice or selling tomobola tickets, all of these stalls will have various exciting things going on to celebrate.
Passers-by will also be able to listen to the wonderful Sacred Heart School Choir, who will be singing between 10:00 and 11:30am, so make sure to get on down here if you want to join in a good old sing-song.
Find out more about the NHS 70 and read some former nurses memories here.