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5th Jul 2018
Alder Hey celebrated the 70th birthday of the NHS with a huge party that took place across the hospital.
Staff and children were encouraged to get involved by hosting their own themed parties on each ward or joining families in the reception area, where there was a range of activities and entertainment.
This very special birthday has not only given Alder Hey the chance to reflect on its amazing achievements, but also look to its future development, now that it has moved to its new home in Springfield Park.
Chief Executive of Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust Louise Shepherd said: "The NHS is 70 years old today and I want to say a huge thank you to the dedication and skills of everyone who has worked at Alder Hey and the NHS throughout those 70 years.
"I am so proud to be part of the NHS and I would like to wish every one of my NHS colleagues a very happy birthday."
96 year old Mary Power, who worked at Alder Hey in the 1930s, was guest of honour for the party and helped cut the amazing birthday cake along with patient Codie-Ann Gibney and Chief Nurse Hilda Gwilliams.
NHS England chairman Sir Malcolm Grant said: "The NHS’s 1.5m staff work hard every day to keep the people of this country well and they deserve to be celebrated.
"We want to say a huge thank you for all the hard work and extra effort our staff have contributed over the last 70 years – without you we wouldn’t be the world class service we are today."
You can see some pictures from the day below:
Alder Hey Children's Charity