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Special cards for babies

As part of the NHS70 midwives across North Wales celebrated with a number of different events. Babies born today also received a special commemorative card to mark the occasion.

NHS birthday afternoon 

Louise Granton o Kiddleydivey yn diddanu cleifion/ Louise Granton from Kiddleydivey entertains patients.

BCUHB Welsh Language Team and a choir from Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl, will be singing in Glan Traeth, Rhyl, today at 1.30 to celebrate NHS 70 – call by to see them!

Children’s Unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital are getting involved with the celebrations along with staff at Health Prestatyn, Ruthin Community Hospital, Buckley Medical Centre and the team at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Lord Barry Jones

Lord Barry Jones, Mayor of Wrexham Andy Williams, Ysgol Bodhyfryd children’s choir and staff and patients of Wrexham Maelor Hospital singing Welsh songs.

Llanfairfechan nurses reflect...

Two of our longest serving nurses have reflected on what the NHS means to them at it turns 70. Crenith Cox and Gwenda Hughes are still working in the jobs they love after more than 85 years of combined service to patients in North Wales 

Mold Community Hospital

Dementia Support Worker Jody gets into the spirit and here are Pamela and Eleri with the raffle at Mold Community Hospital. and hospital patients are entertained by KiddleyDivey who provide musical activities to encourage social interaction among older people.

Ysgol Bodhyfryd 

Ysgol Bodhyfryd choir perform for delighted staff and patients in Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Celebrations are underway! 

We’ve kicked off our NHS70 celebrations by broadcasting live with the BBC from Glan Clwyd Hospital and Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Staff at Llandudno Hospital are joining forces to cycle 70 miles 
and the team have put together a display detailing the hospital’s history, and pupils from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno will later serve afternoon tea to our patients.

Staff at Glan Clwyd Hospital are celebrating NHS70 with cake, balloons and period outfits.

Ruthin Community Hospital 

Thursday 5 July

2-3pm Tea and cakes supported by Ruthin League of Friends



Friday 6 July

Display of Hospital memorabilia and staff photos detailing length of years worked for NHS


Saturday 7 July

10am – 2pm Hospital Summer Fete and display from the RCN

Tea party

Come and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS with the Health Board's Welsh 

Language Team. 

Welsh singing and music provided by the Welsh Language Team and Ysgol Dewi

Sant's Choir - refreshments provided.

1,30pm, 5 July, Glan Traeth, Ffordd Alexandra, Rhyl, LL18 3AS - all welcome, no entrance fee - free. 

Tea party

An NHS70 'thank you' tea party will be taking place at the entrance to

Ysbyty Gwynedd on the 7 July between 11am and 2pm

There will be speakers, choirs, medical excellence stands and thank you

cards - bring banners to help make it colourful! 

BCUHB Welsh Language Team

BCUHB Welsh Language Team and a choir from Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl, will be

singing in Glan Traeth, Rhyl, today at 1.30 to celebrate NHS 70 – call by to see them!

An exhibition of local NHS history

In the lead-up the NHS’ 70th birthday this Thursday, Denbigh Museum are this week holding an exhibition of local NHS history.

The exhibition will feature medical items of historical interest and will provide visitors with an opportunity to see the apparatus used by healthcare professionals of yesteryear.

The Minor Injuries Unit in Denbigh Infirmary will be hosting a Tea and Cakes party on Thursday 5th July at 2-3pm. Patients and visitors alike are all welcome to attend.

Staff singing Jess Glynne 'Hold my Hand'

Our staff joined others working in the NHS across Wales to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS with a one off performance of Jess Glynne’s hit song Hold My Hand.

It will also be broadcast on BBC Wales just before 7pm today. We hope you enjoy watching as much as we did:

 Bed push

Come and support the staff of Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit who are doing an NHS70 bed push round Wrexham starting from Wrexham Library at 11.30am - 05/07/2018

Our Critical Care nurses will be pushing the bed for 70 minutes around Wrexham centre to raise money for a relaxation garden for patients. 

Swimming Gala

Staff from across the Health Board will be taking part in an NHS 70th birthday swimming gala. The 70 length swimming gala will take place at Wrexham swimming pool on Sunday 15/07/18 to raise money for Awyr Las.

Warm up will be at 12.30 and races from 1-3pm so everyone can get home in time for the World Cup Final.

Staff will be racing against local swimming clubs and there will be a mixture of relays and fun races like raft racing and doggy paddle.

Erddig Park Run

A record breaking 371 people from all over North East Wales turned up to run the Erddig parkrun to help promote wellbeing and living healthily as part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations which is the highest number of runners Erddig parkrun has ever seen.


The initiative, known as 'parkrun for the NHS,' aims to recognise the contribution of the NHS

to the health of the nation and inspire people to take part in physical activity and volunteering.