Celebrating the NHS at 70

Radio Clatterbridge is joining the rest of the UK in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

The NHS was launched here in the north west by Aneurin Bevan, the health secretary at the time, at Manchester's Park Hospital (now Trafford General) on 5th July 1948.

So all next week we will be reflecting the anniversary on air and online.

Listen in from Monday 2nd July 2018 as staff dedicate songs to the health service.

We will be looking back at key moments in the history of the Clatterbridge Health Park with our series of NHS Nuggets.

The opening of Clatterbridge's Regional Radiotherapy Centre on 28th March 1958  (Credit: The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)

Throughout the week you can hear from patients and staff - including the bosses of both Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

"We are proud to be part of the NHS 70th celebrations. After all, we are just three years younger and have been supporting the health service here at Clatterbridge since 1951!" - Steve Evans, Radio Clatterbridge chairman

On Thursday 5th July 2018, the anniversary itself, Coffee Club presenters Ian Grant and Helen Sestan will be bringing you all the atmosphere from a Big 7Tea party here at the site.

Our Team of the Week, the staff at Firtrees Restaurant, will be picking songs for the Coffee Break At 11 summing up why the NHS is so special to them.

So join us from Monday, as we celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and the vital role it plays in all of our lives.

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