NHS 7Tea: Mayor attends Wakefield tea party marking 70th birthday of NHS

A tea party has been held to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS on July 5th.


The event, organised by Trinity Medical Centre, brought together local people from across Wakefield district to ‘raise a cuppa’ in support of NHS charities. The total raised on the day exceeded £280.


Guests in attendance included Wakefield’s new Mayor, Councillor Stuart Heptinstall, who was inaugurated in May this year.  


The humble cup of tea has a long and proud association with the NHS. Originally served to patients in traditional fine cups with saucers and side spoons as a means of hydration, tea was considered an important aspect of patient satisfaction.


Speaking at the event, Mayor Stuart Heptinstall said: “We should be very proud of the incredible work the NHS has achieved over the past 70 years here in Wakefield.


“I can’t think of a better way to toast our wonderful health service than with a good cup of tea and a slice of cake.”


Hannah Wright, Patient Services Advisor at Trinity Medical Centre, said: “We’re so proud to be celebrating the 70th birthday of our beloved National Health Service in Wakefield. Funds raised at our tea party will go towards maintaining the vital work of NHS charities, both locally and across the UK.”


For further information, please contact Senior Communications Officer, Amy Byard, at amy.byardwakefieldccg.nhsuk or on 01924 315745.