Kate attended a packed few days of events to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS).
On Thursday 5th July, Kate unveiled a brilliant mural in Urmston town centre created as part of a project by the Urmston Partnership and Urmston in Bloom, together with local schools St Antony’s, Wellacre, Urmston Grammar and St Monica’s.
Kate also was present, along with local councillors, as the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham unveiled a blue plaque to commemorate Trafford General as the first NHS hospital, and the hospital choir sang ‘happy birthday’. Later, she attended another lovely birthday celebration at Trafford General, where she got to meet some of the Trafford General staff (including some dressed as nurses from earlier decades)!
On Saturday 7th July, Kate attended the annual NHS Party in the Park in Golden Hill Park, Urmston, where she was joined by special guest Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth. Kate and Jonathan presented certificates to our fantastic nominees for the NHS 70 awards to to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS in our community – Revive Dental Care, Voice of BME-Trafford, Seed Studios and the Trafford Gynaecology/colposcopy team all received awards. He also delivered a giant birthday card signed by local residents to NHS Staff which was received on their behalf by longstanding health campaigner Ann Day.