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NHS70 Celebrations on the Isle of Wight
28 June 2018

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The following activities and events are taking place on the Island to celebrate this important milestone:

Folk Hospital – Friday 29th June 2018 at 12.30 - Angelina Grimshaw at St. Mary’s Hospital

Cherished Island Songsmith Angelina Grimshaw, will be performing in the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary’s.   Angelina’s honeyed Americana vocals excel as stripped back contemporary Blues songs with tales of redemption from spell binding albums.   Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.  More details in the downloadable poster below.

Summer Fete, Sunday 1st July, at St. Mary’s Hospital

To celebrate we’re holding a Summer Fete at St. Mary’s Hospital, by the Lake between 11:00am and 3:00pm.   This will be a traditional fete but star attractions are expected to include the Ambulance Services special 999 vehicles, a visit by Star Wars characters and live broadcast by Sunshine Hospital Radio. Free entry and free parking at St. Mary’s. More details in the downloadable poster below.

Past, Present, Future NHS – Wednesday 4th July at the Riverside Centre

On Wednesday 4th July, the eve of the birth of the NHS, with the support of UNISON, there will be a celebratory event in three parts at the Riverside Centre in Newport:

  • Morning 10-12 – NHS and Island Health Care history display. Join us to share your memories of the health service particularly if you used to work for the NHS on either the mainland or Island
  • Afternoon 2-4pm - displays by services – what services are available within the community, volunteering sector and hospital to help your discharge back home after an episode in hospital and be treated at home or within the community.
  • Evening from 7:30pm – a celebration for all NHS staff and those who support the NHS with celebration cake, bar and band.Big 7T – Thursday 5th July

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Folk Hospital – Thursday 5th July - Tea and Biscuit Boys at St. Mary’s Hospital

On the anniversary of the founding of the NHS the ‘Tea and Biscuit Boys’ a rockabilly band from the Isle of Wight will perform in the Full Circle Restaurant from 12:30.   The Tea and Biscuit Boys have been making street busking fashionable since 2009. This acoustic trio have a tank fullof swing and swagger, enough to lift the lid on any Party. So they are coming round to ours. Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.  More details in the downloadable poster below.

Celebration Bells – Saturday 7th July across the IslandCareers Event – Saturday 7th July at St. Mary’s Hospital

On Saturday 7th July throughout the day all 15 Bell Towers on the Island will be ring a short but special peel to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. 

Big 7T – Thursday 5th July

Every area of the NHS is encouraged to hold a tea party on Thursday 5th July to celebrate the day on which the NHS came into being 70 years ago in 1948.   More details at https://nhsbig7tea.co.uk/  

Careers Event – Saturday 7th July at St. Mary’s Hospital

A careers event for students is being held on Saturday 7th July at St. Mary’s supported by Trust staff and ‘Medical Mavericks’.

Service of Celebration – Wednesday 11th July at All Saints, Ryde

A multi-faith service of celebration is being held on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at All Saints Church, Ryde. The service will start at 6:00pm and last for about 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be available afterwards. The service is open to all serving and former NHS staff as well as Islanders who want to support the NHS. Please register your interest in attending at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHS70service/ or e-mail NHS70@iow.nhs.uk or telephone 01983-822099 ext. 5703.

Folk Hospital - Friday 10th August 2018 - Charlie Dore and Julian Littman

Charlie is one of England's most incredible songwriters having penned and scored records for internationally acclaimed Artists. Charlie had a hit record ‘ Pilot Of The Airwaves’. Julian Littman is from Folk Band Steeleye Span and is a multi instrumentalist collaborating on the award winning ‘Dark Matter’ album of poignant, inspiring, songs. Their tour has taken them all across Great Britain and received amazing reviews. They will perform on Friday 10th August 2018 at 12.30 in the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary’s Hospital.   Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.  More details in the downloadable poster below.

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