NHS 70th birthday celebrations at HPFT
03 Jul 18 - 03 Jul 19
HPFT is marking the 70th birthday of the NHS in style this month with a celebratory concert from the HPFT choir on 4 July and a walk for Windrush on 13 July. Service users, carers, volunteers and staff will also be enjoying cakes and raising a cuppa at tea parties taking place throughout the Trust.
The HPFT choir’s summer concert is in its sixth year and will include special celebratory songs, as well as some poetry and dancing performances.
The Windrush Walk is celebrating the diversity and history of NHS workers and honouring the contributions made by people from all around the world to the NHS, past and present. Students will also be walking, representing future talent coming into the NHS.
Starting in St Albans walkers are taking a scenic route to The Colonnades in Hatfield, pausing at some HPFT sites and passing through some of Hertfordshire’s prettiest countryside along the way.
HPFT Chief executive Tom Cahill said: “It’s really exciting that more than ever before, improving mental health services is regarded as a high priority for the NHS. We can draw hope and optimism from our journey so far and from working closely with those who use our services.
“This anniversary is an ideal time to celebrate and take stock of just how much our fantastic NHS is valued. I hope everyone enjoys the events taking place.”