NHS 70

  • Ian Grant and Helen Sestan during the outside broadcastRadio Clatterbridge has helped celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service by partying like it was 1948.

    We joined workers, patients and volunteers to mark the historic milestone with a series of special programmes.

  • Gaynor Westray (Credit: @westraygaynor)A senior hospital manager has told Radio Clatterbridge about her own personal experience of the NHS after being treated three times for cancer.

    Gaynor Westray, Director of Nursing at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals, was speaking as part of the 70th birthday celebrations for the health service.

  • Barney Schofield (Credit: The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)Listeners have been told that The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will continue to invest in its Wirral site despite some services moving to Liverpool.

    It comes as the hospital celebrated the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

  • Clatterbridge nurse Kathy ShirleyThree septuagenarians have been sharing their personal stories of the NHS with Radio Clatterbridge.

    The trio, who were all born in the same year as the health service was formed, were talking as part of a special week of programmes to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

  • The opening of Clatterbridge's Regional Radiotherapy Centre on 28th March 1958  (Credit: The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)Radio Clatterbridge is joining the rest of the UK in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

    The NHS was launched here in the north west by Aneurin Bevan, the health secretary at the time, at Manchester's Park Hospital (now Trafford General) on 5th July 1948.

  • John with an enamel craneRadio Clatterbridge's art and antiques expert is back behind the microphone after experiencing the good work of the NHS at first hand.

    John Crane revealed he has been recovering from a chest problem.