A special Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Diamond Anniversary website featuring a treasure trove of archive footage and photography, heart-warming patient stories and key landmark NHS moments has been launched today (Tuesday 6th May 2008).
The website will act as a portal for staff, patients and the general public to access an exciting range of events and activities planned to celebrate six decades of the NHS.
As well as looking back on key NHS milestones the website provides a glimpse into the future as NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) prepares to deliver the next generation of hospitals and health service re-design.
NHS GGC’s Director of Communications, Ally McLaws, said: “New pages, images, features and links will be added to the website all the way up to the official Diamond Anniversary on 5th July 2008. If any patients, staff or members of the public have a good story or archive material we’d be keen to add it to the site – an e-mail option on the site has been created for people to send in their contributions.
“Celebrations will continue throughout the coming months but a few ‘big ticket’ items have been planned to make sure the NHS’s 60th Birthday is celebrated in style.
“We’ve recently launched the NHSGGC Diamond Awards to recognise and highlight the work of staff and wonderful volunteers. The public have been asked to make their nominations based on their own experience of their local health service and already we’ve been flooded with hundreds of nominations.”
The awards ceremony will take place in The Royal Concert Hall on the NHS’s official Birthday – Saturday 5th July.
The awards will form a major part of a wider NHS Diamond Anniversary Show we are holding on the day which will be hosted by Radio Clyde presenter, Gina Mckee.
Around 2000 free tickets will soon be available for the show and details of how to get your ticket will be posted on the new website and also publicised in the Evening Times and Radio Clyde.
So log onto http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/anniversary and join in the birthday celebrations.
Notes to Picture Editors
A screen grab of the website home page is available on request.