7-tea helps treatment centre celebrate NHS anniversary

Vintage nurse uniforms, cake and songs from the 1940s helped the team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre throw a very special party to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The centre was packed, as everyone joined in the celebrations. The team transported patients from the wards to join day-patients and visitors enjoying live entertainment, of favourite songs from the 1940, as well as a special 7-tea, packed with cake and tea.

Hospital director Steve Booker said: “It was a wonderful day, celebrating an organisation that has revolutionised the life and wellbeing of everyone in the country.

“When the centre opened in 2005 it was one of the first in the country to offer NHS patients specialist, elective secondary care – such as hip and knee replacements and diagnostic imaging – in a dedicated centre.

“Since then we have carried out 50,000 procedures, enabling people from the region to return to their work or activities, free from the pain of worn joints and back and neck problems. I am very pleased that we were able to share this special birthday with so many people.”