Hundreds of local people got together last week (5 July) for a celebration at Mile End Hospital to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
There was a baking competition, with around 30 cakes to choose from, as well as a ‘smoothie bike,’ children’s entertainment, a Bollywood dance workshop, African drums, a mindfulness coach, displays celebrating the history of the NHS and much more.
Director of Nursing at the Bromley by Bow Health Partnership Linda Aldous said: “It was a fantastic event, really well-attended, with a great atmosphere. The party was a brilliant opportunity, not only to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS but to get together with colleagues from a range of healthcare organisations.”
There were nearly 20 stalls at the event, which took place in the hospital gardens, including those giving healthcare information and advice and others selling food from around the world.
Lymphoedema Assistant Practitioner for community interest company Accelerate Matthew DosSantos said: “It has been really good to meet so many people as part of this celebration – to share stories and ideas, as well as marking 70 years of the health service.”
The event was organised by members of the Tower Hamlets Together partnership, which comprises all the organisations which operate from the Mile End Hospital site.