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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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NHS70 events

To celebrate the NHS70 birthday, NCUH together with Cumbria PArtnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) held a series of celebratory events, including:  

A park run  on 9 June 2018 - Dame Kelly Holmes joined NHS staff from Carlisle at the launch of a celebratory parkrun for the 70th birthday of the NHS. The idea came from Carlisle parkrunners Nicola Jackson and Kate Holliday who work at NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group. After months of work with NHS England and parkrun UK the event was launched last weekend at Dame Kelly’s home parkrun in Kent. 

NHS70-parkrun-Dame-Kelly-Holmes-and-Carlisle-parkrunners

Carlisle city centre event on 7th July 

A city centre event, organised by Unison, took place on 7th July in the centre of Carlisle. Our stall holders included physiotherapy, maternity, healing arts, recruitment, equality and diversity, infant feeding co-ordinators and many more. The local Asda branch were giving out free fruit, and the Dementia Service brought their memory bus to help those suffering with memory loss get support.

The event was extremely well attended, and the sun shone for our staff who showcased their services on the day! Read more about the event here, below are a few pictures taken from the event.

Maternity teamPhysio team

Recruitment teamRhia and Marti

Big7Tea - We ran a series of tea parties across Cumbria for staff on the 70th birthday, which included a free cup of tea and slice of cake, to say 'thank you' for all their hard work.

NHS70 tea party

A local history of the NHS - Cumbria County Council's archive centre held a series of exhibitions of the NHS locally over the last 70 years, which was incredibly well attended and allowed visitors to get a feel of how health care used to be in Cumbria. Find our more here.