Published on Jul 4, 2018
The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Hazel Chase, joined staff at NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to say Happy Birthday to one of the country’s most loved institutions.
The National Health Service turns 70 on Thursday and staff at the organisation that plans and buys healthcare for the local population marked the milestone with an exhibition of photographs from the past seven decades, a quiz to test their knowledge of NHS history and, of course, a birthday cake. The cake, baked by CCG team member Kaye Fox, was sold in slices to raise funds for The Health Tree Foundation which aims to make life easier for patients and their loved ones in local hospitals.
The Mayor pictured with Jan Haxby and Kaye Fox.
“The NHS is so important to each one of us and I was delighted to mark this milestone with some of the people who work so hard behind the scenes to ensure quality local services are there for us all when we need them,” commented the Mayor.
Jan Haxby, the CCG’s Director of Quality and Registered Strategic Nurse, said it was important for those working in the NHS to pause and reflect on the achievements of the past 70 years.
“Our NHS has evolved and gone from strength to strength over the past seven decades, and the birthday celebrations this year are a real opportunity for all of us – NHS staff and patients alike - to appreciate the vital role the service plays in all our lives.”