This year marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS and the Liverpool Women’s is joining in the celebrations with the rest of the country. We would like to invite you to get involved too.
The NHS is turning 70 on 5th July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to talk about the wide array of innovations being created by advances in health, and to thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are always there to greet, advise and care for us.
Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. The NHS70 celebrations across the country are reflecting on the radical thinking that led to the creation of the NHS and its founding principle of free high quality health care for all, how it’s evolved to meet our changing needs and the innovations we can look forward to over the next 70 years.
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust has proudly been treating NHS patients for more than two decades and we have a rich history of contributing to the continued improvement and evolution of women’s services in the region.
In 1985, Liverpool’s maternity and gynaecology hospitals came together to become the Liverpool Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit. This was followed in 1995 when all main services for women and babies moved to our existing site at Crown Street and we became Liverpool Women’s NHS Trust.
Since then we have seen an endless range of improvements, innovations and firsts at Liverpool Women’s.
As well as becoming Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust in 2005, in the last 23 years we have delivered 180,000 babies, undertaken 200,000 gynaecology procedures, and cared for 20,000 babies on our Neonatal Unit.
We have recruited 20,000 patients to clinical trials, performed 70,000 appointments for patients with genetic conditions, and our Hewitt Fertility Centre has carried out 30,000 IVF cycles. Over the last 5 years our Liverpool Women’s Charity has also generated almost £1m to support our services.
These are just a small number of examples of how we have contributed to the NHS at 70.
Join us and be part of our NHS70 celebrations
We are inviting all of our members, volunteers, staff, patients and visitors to join us on Thursday 5th July between 11am-3pm when the following activities (and more) will be taking place…
- NHS archive – photography and artwork display from the last 70 years
- Performances by 40s style singer
- NHS Big7tea with the Liverpool Women’s Charity – raising a cuppa around the country – open to the public 11am-1pm
- Display stands from services across the Trust showcasing their department’s work
- Great NHS Cake Off competition (staff event)
To find out more about Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust click here.