Kingston Hospital celebrating the NHS 70 birthday with event on Saturday 14 July

Thursday 5 July 2018

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is holding an event to mark the 70th Birthday of the NHS. The event is taking place on Saturday 14July from 1pm – 3.30pm, with a careers event also taking place from 11am – 2pm. Both will be held in the hospital’s Surgical Centre.

The event will comprise a number of family friendly activities, including a Kingston Hospital Charity tea party and raffle, incorporating the national NHS Big 7Tea fundraiser, and a Teddy Bear Hospital for children. Please bring your teddy bears along for a health check! All donations are welcome; proceeds go to Kingston Hospital Charity. 

Attendees will also be able to view the Kingston Hospital: From Workhouse to Working for the Community exhibition, which has been on display at The Rose Theatre in Kingston town centre and charts the history of the hospital, from its origins as a workhouse in 1836 all the way through to present day.

Earlier in the day, the Trust will also be holding Career Conversations, giving people the opportunity to meet staff and find out more about all the different job roles, from those who work on the frontline to behind the scenes staff. Career Conversations starts at 11am.

For more information about the event, contact the communications team at Kingston Hospital on


Notes to Editor

About Kingston Hospital Charity:

Kingston Hospital Charity are committed to supporting Kingston Hospital as it strives to deliver an outstanding level of care across all its core services for the benefit of patients, their families and staff.  Our role is not to replace NHS funding but instead to raise money to:


  • Purchase equipment for better diagnosis and treatment

  • Develop the most patient-friendly amenities and environments

  • Fund patient comforts

  • Support high quality clinical research to ensure the best outcome for patients and their families in the most cost-effective manner, while adding positively to their experience

  • Enhance staff training that is focused in providing outstanding care

  • Provide for the development of staff and their wellbeing more generally


    Kingston Hospital Charityis part of NHS Charities Together, a group of more than 70 NHS charities, which have come together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and raise awareness of the work that NHS charities do by launching the NHS Big 7Tea. For more information visit:

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