Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hospital to Recreate 'Birth of the NHS' Photograph

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hospital to Recreate 'Birth of the NHS' Photograph

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ONE of the most momentous scenes in British history which marks the birth of the NHS will be recreated at Trafford General Hospital.

It's almost six decades since Health Minister Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service at the former Park Hospital on July 5, 1948.

Later this month, past and present staff and students representing the future of the NHS will assemble outside of the hospital to recreate the iconic photograph.

The event is part of an annual 'Wellness Day' held to celebrate the contribution Trafford General's workforce makes every day. Trafford General is renowned in history as being the 'birthplace of the NHS' after Bevan chose the hospital to stage the symbolic 'receiving of the keys' from Lancashire County Council.

Teenager Sylvia Diggory then became the first NHS patient to be treated at the hospital, aged 13. …

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