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Young and old gathered to celebrate 70 years of NHS in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 10:45 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 01 August 2018

Lisa Nobes and Dr Mark Shenton celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS along with others that are also 70  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lisa Nobes and Dr Mark Shenton celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS along with others that are also 70 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Septuagenarians celebrated 70 years of the NHS at a special tea party arranged by health leaders in east Suffolk.

Lisa Nobes and Dr Mark Shenton celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS along with others that are also 70  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLisa Nobes and Dr Mark Shenton celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS along with others that are also 70 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body joined the 70 year olds for festivities at their latest meeting.

Louise Hardwick, head of primary care partnerships at the CCG said the tea party gave colleagues a chance to listening to people’s experiences of healthcare over the years and build links between patients and providers.

Younger people were also represented through a school poster design competition.

“This was a fantastic event where young and old came together in celebration of the NHS on its 70th anniversary etc,” Ms Hardwick saud.

“Both mingled really well and discussed the importance of sun care during this heatwave but also through our winter campaign winners the importance of having a flu jab.”

The tea party also featured an exhibition of photographs of Ipswich Hospital through the years which prompted more discussions of health care.

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