Westminster Abbey celebrations

Freya Lewis and Jenny Grant speaking at the Westerminster event

On Thursday 5 July, we hosted a special event at Westminster Abbey for NHS staff, volunteers and partners to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

There were also three powerful testimonials, which you can read in full:

  • Olive Belfield – a former nurse and member of the NHS Retirement Fellowship
  • Freya Lewis – a patient who survived the 2017 Manchester terror attack (who was supported by her nurse, Jenny Grant)
  • Martin Griffiths – a consultant vascular/trauma surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust.