Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

On Thursday 5 July the NHS turns 70, and we think that's worth celebrating. We'll be recognising the past, present and future contributions of the RUH.

We've already heard some amazing stories from members of the public, including the birth of the first baby under the NHS at the RUH back in 1948, and the experiences of one trainee nurse from that same year. Our colleagues have been getting involved too, sharing photos, memorabilia and memories.

You can read all these stories below, and we'll keep adding to this page as we approach the anniversary.

If you've got a story to share, please contact the Communications team. Send us an email at ruh-tr.CommunicationTeam@nhs.net or call 01225 821459 or 01225 826278. We'd love to hear from you.

Home First

Congratulations to our community-wide Home First project – regional winners in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

Nurses' night duties in 1959

A fascinating insight into how times have changed from the history cabinet in our Anaesthetic department.

A special gift

Two years ago we received the unusual gift of four nursing medals posted all the way from Canada.

NHS Big 7Tea

On 5 July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa and raise funds for NHS charities.

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