Tonbridge Cottage Hospital holds birthday party for NHS

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STAFF at Tonbridge Cottage Hospital laid on a party for patients and their families and carers to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Friederike Stenning, Therapy Lead at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, joined forces with nurses, hotel services and the catering department.

Rachel Nicholls, Operational Lead for Inpatient Services and Home Treatments at the Trust, said: ‘They really enjoyed themselves. They were all invited outside because it was an absolutely gorgeous day.

‘There was lots of reminiscing – some patients recalled their parents being in the Cottage Hospital years ago.’

Ms Nicholls, who has worked for the NHS for the past 32 years, added her own tribute: ‘It changes all the time for the benefit of the patients, it’s constantly evolving.

‘The feedback we get is remarkable. We all want what’s best for the patients.’

PICTURE: SLICE OF LIFE: (L-R) The Cottage Hospital’s Service Administrator Svetlana Chib, Matron Vicky Mellors, Operational Lead Rachel Nicholls, Ward Administrator Andrea Rowland and Associate Practitioners Emma Payne and Subin Baby cut the birthday cake

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