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.

Dave Adams receives the Philip Owen AwardChanges are afoot at the Clatterbridge Hospitals' League of Friends - with two Radio Clatterbridge presenters taking up new roles.

Dave Adams becomes Vice President of the charity which raises funds to improve the experience of patients in the health park.

Dave WilsonRelatives of the late Vice President of Radio Clatterbridge are taking part in a charity bike ride in his memory.

Dave Wilson died in March following severe acute pancreatitis resulting in multiple organ failure. He was 50.

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    The article in On Air magazineRadio Clatterbridge has been given the lead article in the latest issue of the industry publication for hospital radio. Our recent celebrations to mark 70 years of the NHS at Clatterbridge Health Park was given top billing in On Air magazine.