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Celebrate 70 year Anniversary of the NHS and Windrush at our Trust’s Annual General Meeting

Published: 6/13/2018

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) will be marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS and the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, at its Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event, which takes place on Thursday 19 July 2018 at the Uffculme Centre in Moseley, between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

Those attending will have the opportunity to learn more about the 70th birthday of the NHS which was founded in 1948. This was also the year that saw the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the UK, which carried 492 passengers from the West Indies.

Many passengers were among the first to go and work in the newly formed National Health Service which launched just two weeks later and in recognition of this the AGM will highlight the contribution of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff to the Trust and the NHS.

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This event will include a number of interactive stands and workshops including the opportunity to share memories and thoughts from the last 70 years with service users, carers and staff, advice on how to take care of your own wellbeing, the chance to learn about research and innovation, NHS careers and the role of volunteers in our Trust as well as  BSMHFT in the future.

There will also be an NHS70 Big 7Tea Party at lunchtime to mark the NHS turning 70 – part of the national celebrations taking place across the country during July.

John Short, Chief Executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am looking forward to this year’s event, and would encourage everyone attending to share their memories and hopes for the NHS as we celebrate the 70 year anniversary.

“You will also be able hear about our performance over the past year, and our plans for the future.

“We want to hear what you think too as your views help us to create services that deliver the best possible care to people living in Birmingham and Solihull.”

To share your memories of BSMHFT and the NHS, and to explain what the NHS means to you, please email bsmhft.commsteam@nhs.uk

For more information on the Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting and to book your place, please visit: https://bsmhftagm2018.eventbrite.com.

The Uffculme Centre is at 52 Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QY. Limited parking is available