We were lucky enough to be joined last week by these legends on a team building day out. Nurses from St George's hospital enjoying the awesome sunset on our rooftop walk. Well done ladies 💪👍💪👍 thanks for all you do!!!
Two years ago, I had surgery on my back, thanks to our wonderful #NHS. I’d prolapsed two discs and was in a right sorry state. Without this amazing public service, there is NO WAY I’d be where I am today, able to run and jump and stretch and yoga! I’m forever #grateful for everything they do and am SO PROUD of my wonderful friends who are doctors, nurses and carers, who all work tirelessly for others. #happybirthdayNHS #HAPPY70thbirthdayNHS #SAVETHENHS #THANKYOU #halfmarathonrunner #yogini
NFN Recommends.... 📙 📙 📙 Check Up: Our NHS @ 70 by Mark Thomas, £9.99 📙 📙 📙 An analysis - and celebration - of the NHS as it turns 70. Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries and with director Nick Kent, Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state we're in, and what the future might hold for all of us. #nfnbooks #nfnrecommends #markthomas #nhs70 #ournhs #saveournhs #happybirthdaynhs
@Regran_ed from @hurrahforgin - I did a little poem to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the wonderful NHS which has done so much for me, not least safely welcoming my beautiful boys into the world! x
#nhs #happybirthdayNHS - #regrann
What a wonderful day, was you there. Our team in Cannock town centre celebrating 70 years of the brilliant NHS. Did you know the national health service was established together in 1948 as one the major social reformers following the 2nd world war. The principals were that services should be universal and FREE for all residents of the UK. How proud does it make you feel to have the NHS. #cannockchaselabour #labourparty #locallabour #ournhs #nhs70 #happybirthdaynhs #cannock #nurses #nursesareawesome
So, so #proud! .
Exactly one year ago, on behalf of the #MerryMillers, Dad, and I went along to #Hereford County #hospital to present them with a cheque for just over £26,000 which was raised at a #charity #auction @threecountieshotel. We specified that we would like the monies to go towards the #prostratecancer and #breastcancer depts, and the #heart and #lung depts where it could be used to purchase #lifechanging equipment. .
Yesterday we were invited back to see the equipment that they have been able to buy for the #urology dept. with the help of the Merry Millers. WOW.... it was truly a proud moment and quite emotional.
It was only day 2 😳 of using the new sparkly machine. By 1pm when we arrived they had seen 16 patients, 15 of whom had received negative results and 1 a positive result for #cancer. The patient with cancer could now take the next step in their journey without having to wait days or even weeks for the result. This is such an amazing new machine for the people of #Herefordshire and surrounding counties.
We met Mr Mehmood Akhtar, Consultant #Urologist who explained the use of the new machines and who was truly grateful to the Merry Millers for their donation.
Thank you to everyone who supports the Merry Millers in one way or another. You are all AMAZING 😊💕
@macmillancancer @cr_uk #nhs #nhsis70 #happybirthdaynhs #happy70thnhs
Two weeks ago today, in hospital unexpectedly, feeling sorry for myself, on antibiotic iv and waiting for an operation! I know everyone has their opinion about the NHS but I just want to say thank you for taking care of me!
2 weeks ago our precious boy was on life support unable to breathe on his own and fighting for his life. Marvelling today at how far he’s come!! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 We are so eternally grateful to the NHS!! From the fast actions of the midwives, to the incredible ANTS team who transported him quickly to Luton hospital, to the doctors and nurses and experts who were not only incredibly dedicated but so supportive, kind hearted, caring and compassionate! We really are truly blessed to have this amazing service in the UK. THANK YOU to the NHS 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💙💙💙
#nhs #gratitude #nhs70 #thankyounhs #nhs70thanniversary #happybirthdaynhs #miraclemaxi
Sometimes our timing at @argyllbutefood is impeccable, and that was the case yesterday! We were at Oban hospital to talk about collaborative working and were kindly invited along to help the Oban team celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS. A good reason for cake if ever we had one- great to see some fresh strawberries balancing the delish sugar! #workingtogether #collaborativeworking #goodfood #foodinargyll #happybirthdayNHS
Unfortunately I've been a bit ill with suspected appendicitis. Turns out it was an ovarian cyst that burst... It hurt. Had a fun day in hospital... So here's my cat making the most of me being in the hospital
#makers #catsofinstagram #etsy #etsyshop #happybirthdaynhs
Folding Love Letters to the NHS…
It’s request night on St Bevan’s Hospital radio and DJ Danny Walkman’s show is in full swing. His gags and record collection might be criminal, but under it all there’s a heart of gold, a quiet sadness and a real care for people.
After his show, Danny has a chance encounter in the Garden of Hope with Peggy. A plain-speaking firecracker, Peggy’s been sleeping rough for years and isn’t afraid to call a spade a shovel.
They’ve nothing in common. Except music. Everyone likes music, don’t they Everyone’s got a song, and if there’s one thing Danny Walkman is good at, it’s getting people to tell him what their song is.
National Theatre Wales NHS70 | Love Letters | Peggy’s Song | #HappyBirthdayNHS #NHS #NHS70 | #NTW #NTWNHS70 | #Paper #PaperFold #Fold #Origami #Make #Handmade #Craft #Heart #Love #Care #Health #Theatre #Photography #Music #Song | Bwtîc #Branding & #Design #Wales
Folding Love Letters to the NHS…
Jamaica, 1952 and Gloria, 27, has a dream. She is going to leave behind everything she has ever known and travel thousands of miles to answer the call of a still beleaguered, post‑war UK, and become a nurse.
2018. Judy, Gloria’s granddaughter, is a nurse in Swansea. She grew up hearing her grandmother’s stories about working at the hospital and aspired to be just like her. Depressingly for Judy, successive governments have managed to bring her beloved NHS to its knees.
National Theatre Wales NHS70 | Love Letters | Come Back Tomorrow | #HappyBirthdayNHS #NHS #NHS70 | #NTW #NTWNHS70 | #Paper #PaperFold #Map #Fold #Origami #Make #Handmade #Craft #Heart #Love #Care #Health #Theatre #Photography | Bwtîc #Branding & #Design #Wales
Folding Love Letters to the NHS…
The signs are all there that Clara is not going to have a good day. She’s woken up with a fuzzy head, a compulsive wink and can’t recall if she’s taken her medication or not.
Mental health nurse Nyri is also not having a good time. She’s late, hungover and up against a system that puts pound signs before people.
Two women, two sets of interweaving, unexpected connections and one unforeseen collision course in the very town where the NHS began.
National Theatre Wales NHS70 | Love Letters | For All I Care | #HappyBirthdayNHS #NHS #NHS70 | #NTW #NTWNHS70 | #Paper #PaperFold #Fold #Origami #Make #Handmade #Craft #Heart #Love #Care #Health #Theatre #Photography | Bwtîc #Branding & #Design #Wales
*TODAY!* Want to sample this incredible 70th bday cake Then pop into our NHS Big7Tea party in the Old Boardroom (off the entrance area in The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) from 2-5pm. We'll have lots of cakes, tea & coffee and we're selling raffle tickets for our fab raffle. We cannot thank @lianne.scott enough for this amazing cake! 🎂🍰😍 #NHS70 #HappybirthdayNHS #queensquare #neuro #neurology #neurosurgery #brain #spine #NHNN #cake
Catch it NOW whilst it’s still on the @bbciplayer ...
To Provide All People
A Poem in the Voice of the NHS
An inspiration of breath.
HYWEL, a porter, watches the dawn from a third-floor window in Nevill Hall hospital, Abergavenny. An empty bed stands beside him
Here’s a thing.
How, exactly, would you say does an idea begin
Where does it all start
In one woman’s brain
One mans heart
I mean, all of us are fuelled
by the thoughts of others,
by what we’ve read,
gleaned or seen.
Take all this-health care, medicine, didn’t just rise from nowhere, did it
Someone, somewhere, I always think, back across the millennia, must have been the first-to lay a hand on the wound of a stranger.
In a cave maybe, ice at its mouth, a fire beside. Or perhaps later, in a hut or a shelter.
Wherever, whenever it was,
someone must have been first-to offer comfort beyond their tribe not because they had to or should, but because they could.
#toprovideallpeople #poem #owensheers #bbc #nhs70 #happybirthdaynhs #nhs #instabooks #igbooks #bibliophile #ilovebooks #booklover #toread #iphone #colorpop #welsh #wales #cymru #aneurinbevan #tredegar #asseenonthebbc
HELLO! 👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋 I've been absent from my Instagram for the past week. We've had an awful time if I'm honest as Tiggy was admitted to Hospital with a severe infection. I didn't post as all of my energy was 100% focused on Tiggy and her health as well as keeping the boys happy too. Any parent hates seeing their little ones in pain but this worry was on another level for me personally. The pressure on the family was immense. Needing to be there for Tiggy whilst having the demands and needs of the boys to meet as well. Not to mention work etc. It was so hard!
Anyway' thanks to THE most incredible care from the staff at @chesterfield_royal_hospital and a 4 day stay hooked up to IV antibiotics on the Nightingale Ward my little Tiggy Ann is home where she belongs once more and I am So thankful. Here's to health and happiness and the fabulous NHS.
Also special thanks to my amazing friends and family who rallied round to help and for all the messages of good will. Mwah ❤❤❤❤
Best. Birthday. Present. Everrr😁
Today I share my birthday with my beloved National Health Service, in which I have worked for 28 years😳, it’s mostly been a pleasure and an honour. So not to take away from the NHS 70th celebrations, but I am over the moon as today, after what seems like forever, I had the all clear to run. Yayyyy! And great timing, so needed this week. Albeit very short and slow, I’m being very mindful of taking things easy and listening to my body, so I’m starting with a 0-5k plan. It went very well, I felt strong & comfortable even in the 29deg heat & 81% humidity (unusually high here!). Hoping this will be the start of injury-free training 🤞🏻 Happy Day😁
#learningmybody #trailrunning #reigatepriorypark #fingerscrossed #hipbursitis #runningintheheat #runninginhumidity #runninghappiness #runningismytherapy #0to5k #happybirthdaytome #happybirthdaynhs