The NHS will turn 70 years old on 5 July and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) are inviting local people to share their memories of the NHS and local hospitals in East Surrey and West Sussex.
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive at SASH, said: “We are keen to hear from local people and to share their memories as part of our plans to get involved and celebrate the achievements and the vital role that SASH and its predecessor hospitals have played in the local community.
“As part of the celebration of NHS70 we would welcome stories and photographs from patients, staff, volunteers and local people – please join in and tell us your memories of the NHS and the changes you have seen over the years.
“Perhaps you have worked at SASH or one of the other local NHS hospitals or have been or are one of our patients – it would be great to hear from you.”
What do you remember about the NHS? Did you come from overseas to work at SASH? Have you been a porter, a radiographer, a surgeon, a cleaner, a volunteer or held any other post at SASH? Do you have a long term medical condition treated by SASH?
Whatever your story, if you have memories or photographs of local hospitals over the years that you would like to share, please visit the NHS70 page on our website and tell us your story.