Celebrating the 60th Birthday of the National Health Service 

Plans for national and local celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of th eNHS (5th July 2008) are currently being arranged, with the programme to celebrate the milestone already commenced.

National events will include a prestigious occasion at Glasgow's SECC to recognise those who have made a unique contribution to the development of the Health Service, as well as a Ministerial Reception at Edinburgh Castle for frontline NHS staff, and patients who have benefited fron NHS treatment.

NHS Western Isles is also planing a series of events to mark the occasion including tea parties, photographic exhibitions, talks, walks and a family fun day. Details of thease will be made available to staff when they have firmed up.

Ongoing NHS 'Through the years' display
(by Stornoway Historical Society)
League of Frends Teabar - Western Isles Hospital
Ongoing Publication of anecdotes  
5th July Ceilidh Afternoon for patients Uist & Barra Hospital
7th -11th July Display in Uist and Barra Hospital
TBC Charity Dance
8th July Afternoon tea for retired staff Uist & Barra Hospital
8th July Afternoon talk with Dr John AJ Macleod inUist and Barra Hospital
9th July Relaxation session for staff Uist & Barra Hospital
TBC Afternoon Tea for Retired Staff Stornoway
TBC Afternoon Tea for Retired Staff Barra
TBC 60th anniversary stall at local shows.
25th Aug Winners of the Primary Pupils' Competition Notified
TBC Display of Children's Paintings with Winners Announcement
TBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Night for Uist Staff
Talks across the Isles with various speakers
TBC 60th anniversary Clisham Garden Celebration.
1st Sept Anniversary Edition of Slainte
3rd Oct Charity Ball in Stornoway