Community hospital to mark 111th birthday with celebration

A community hospital will celebrate both its 111th birthday and mark 66 years of the NHS with a party this weekend.

Staff, patients and members of the public are invited to join the event at Bealey Community Hospital in Radcliffe on Saturday July 5 from 2pm to 4pm.

There will be Morris Dancers, Fusilier Drummers, a folk band and a magician.

There will also be a jumble sale stall, bottle tombola, cake stall, a guess the bear’s competition and refreshments at the event on Dumers Lane.

Money raised will be donated to the Bealey League of Friends, a charitable group made up of hospital staff and community volunteers who raise funds to purchase equipment to support the health, welfare and comfort of patients.

Barbara Jones, Manager of Bealey Hospital, said: “We’re proud to be celebrating the 66th anniversary of the NHS and raising money for the League of Friends who provide valuable support and funding for the hospital. We hope as many people as possible will come along and join us on the day.”

The hospital provides Intermediate Managed Care, symptom management for chronic disease, wound care and palliative (end of life) care.

It first opened in July 1903 and was funded by the Bealey family who paid for the building and gave funding to a Trust to go towards its upkeep.