STORIES and memories from staff and patients at York Hospital are being collected to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.

The health service will turn 70 on July 5 and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for people to come forward to share their experiences.

The Trust wants to collect stories from people who remember the beginnings of the NHS, were a porter, a radiographer, a surgeon, a cleaner or a member of staff.

Anyone who may have been the first baby born in a North Yorkshire hospital is urged to get in touch.

Patrick Crowley, chief executive of the Trust, explained: “Everyone has a story about how the NHS changed their lives.

Those stories need to be told, need to be captured and celebrated.

To get in touch e-mail