The Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is looking for people for whom 1948 was

a particularly special year.

As part of its plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) wants to hear from anybody who was working in the health service when the NHS was formed – or anyone who was born in 1948, following the creation of the National Health Service on July 5.

The Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, wants to record people’s memories

of life in the NHS for future generations.

It is hoped this will form part of the centrepiece of SaTH’s celebrations – an NHS70-themed fun day which will take place at RSH on July 7.

Julia Clarke, who is overseeing the fun day and NHS70 celebrations, said: “The NHS remains one of the most treasured institutions in the country and is still revered around the world. This is almost entirely thanks to the fantastic men and women who work – and have worked – in it.

“Our plans to celebrate the 70 th anniversary of the NHS are quickly taking shape and a key part of that will be hearing the stories of those who were there at its inception.

“If there is anyone living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin or Powys who worked in the health service in 1948 and witnessed the creation of the NHS first hand, we would love to hear and share their stories.

“Equally, we would love to hear from anyone who was born into the NHS when it was first created. You never know, we might even find the first baby born in the NHS in Shropshire!”

Anyone who would like to share their story should email