SaTH’s #NHS70 Fun Day plans

Bubble football, a Nerf gun arena, Army medics, music and food, including a barbecue provided by Rapid Relief Team – these are just some of the attractions that will greet visitors to a special charity fun day which will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS. The event will be held at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) on 7 July, just two days after the NHS’s big birthday.

The NHS turns 70 on 5 July, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Governance at SaTH, which runs RSH and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, said: “Our plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS are coming together very nicely. As the trust which runs the county’s acute hospitals, we see ourselves very much as part of the community, which is why we wanted to invite people to come here and celebrate with us. The fun day will have something for everyone. As well as all the things you would expect to see at a fun day, such as a bouncy castle, there will also be a focus on the NHS with memorabilia from the last 70 years. On top of this, there will be the charity fun run, which will support the SaTH charity.”

The fun day will also see the unveiling of a sculpture which is being created by British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry. The sculpture, which will take the form of a heart, is being created using old pieces of equipment that can no longer be used or repaired, such as obsolete blood pressure monitors, parts of hospital beds, surgical hands, microscopes, a former anaesthetic machine, a broken dialysis machine and wheelchairs.

More information about the fun day, and other plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, can be found at: www.sath.nhs.uk/nhs70