News: NHS celebrates 75th birthday




This summer, two momentous occasions are being celebrated: the 75th birthday of the NHS and ten years since NHS Property Services (NHSPS) was established.

To mark these milestones and as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to all NHS colleagues, NHSPS will be joining in with the annual NHS Big Tea event, hosting tea parties across the nation.

The business is encouraging colleagues to join in celebrations on July 5th or any day that week.

NHSPS’ charitable partner is Young Lives Versus Cancer, but NHS charities will also be supported.

Tea parties will be thrown in the North, Midlands, London, and the South for all NHSPS colleagues. But that’s not all: the organisation is encouraging its workers to host their own parties locally.

Helen McCarthy, Chief People Officer for NHSPS, said: “The NHS Big Tea is a call to join an outpouring of gratitude on 5 July – the birthday of the NHS and NHSPS. It is a celebration to show thanks, a shared moment of happiness and kindness, hospitality, and reflection.

“So, we’re asking colleagues to please put 5 July in their diary and take some time out to get together, share a cuppa and cake, and raise money. Whether a Big Tea is held at work, at home, or in the local community, joining in the celebrations is what counts.”

Helen added: “We are encouraging colleagues to invite their ‘invi-teas’, stock up on tea party treats, and plan some fun games to help raise funds and support other NHS colleagues, patients, and volunteers. We look forward to seeing the nation coming together for this brilliant event.”

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