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NHS 70th

Claire McCollum and JB Gill celebrate 70 years of the NHS with a visit to Trafford General, where Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service in 1948.

Claire McCollum and JB Gill celebrate 70 years of the NHS with staff and former patients. Claire visits Trafford General, where the then health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service in 1948. JB Gill joins Tim, who is a chaplain to paramedics, to find out how he supports both the ambulance crews, patients and their relatives. Senior manager Olivia Amartey reflects on the role her Christian faith has played during her 35-year career in the NHS. Medical student Libby Adderley talks about how the NHS support that helped her overcome anorexia made her determined to give back by becoming a doctor.

Traditional hymns and modern songs include Great in Power, Knowing You Jesus, Brother Sister Let Me Serve You, and My Jesus My Saviour. Sopranos Mary-Jess and Joanna Forest perform a special arrangement of Ave Maria.

Praise Him You Heavens from Sale
Brother Sister Let Me Serve You from St Elisabeth's Church, Reddish
All I Once Held Dear from All Saints Eccleshall, Sheffield
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is from Birmingham City Church
Ave Maria performed by Mary- Jess Leaverland & Joanna Forest from St Elisabeth's Church, Reddish
My Jesus My Saviour from Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour from St Aidan's Church, Leeds.

34 minutes

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Sun 1 Jul 2018 13:30


The first NHS Hospital
Claire McCollum discovers how Trafford General Hospital was used as the launch of the NHS by then Health Secretary Nye Bevan in 1948, and became the first ever NHS hospital. She sees how the hospital today is running and meets 92 year-old stroke patient Verena who remembers life before the NHS.

Chaplain to Paramedics
JB Gill meets Tim Parsons, one of very few volunteer chaplains working with paramedic crews. Tim explains what the role entails and how he relies on his Christian faith to provide the help the crews, and some of the patients, need.

Senior NHS Manager
Olivia Amartey explains her role as a senior NHS manager and how managers have as much passion for the NHS as doctors or nurses. She returns to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the place where she began her career as a radiographer, and reflects on her 35 year career, driven by her Christian faith.

From anorexia to trainee doctor
Trainee doctor Libby Adderley tells Claire McCollum about her experience of anorexia as a teenager, and how she overcame it with the help of the NHS and her Christian faith. She is now stepping out in faith to share her story with others in order to raise awareness of eating disorders.


Role Contributor
Presenter Claire McCollum
Presenter JB Gill
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Producer Mark Warburton
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Production Company Avanti Media