NHS 75th Anniversary celebrations at GOSH

7 Jul 2023, 10 a.m.

A close up of blue and white bunting outside the GOSH main entrance

The NHS turned 75 on the 5th July. Take a look at how we celebrated at GOSH and said a big thank you to everyone in the incredible GOSH family.

A nurse in blue uniform holding a small brown dog in a blue coat

Our staff members were paid a visit by some of our therapy dogs for cuddles.

Two children each holding a postcard

GOSH families and staff wrote postcards about what GOSH means to them at the GOSH Charity desk.

Tom Bright with his mum Karen, and surgeon Professor Spitz on a rooftop garden

Former GOSH patient Tom Bright returned to GOSH to be reunited with his surgeon Professor Lewis Spitz. He performed his song Remarkable Things for our staff members. Read more about Tom’s story here.

Black and white photo of an operating theatre being set up with 7 members of GOSH staff

We took a walk down memory lane with the GOSH Archivist. Take a look at some of our key moments over the last 75 years here.

A board at a tube station with 'Happy 75th Birthday NHS' written on it. On either side of the board are 2 members of the GOSH Charity team smiling.

A big thank to GOSH Charity who helped spread the word of the anniversary at Russel Square Tube station.

Scroll through some of our favourite snapshots of the day below:

Astronaut Tim Peake ‘launches’ our new NIHR Clinical Research Facility

We were thrilled to have astronaut Tim Peake join us at the official launch of the new National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) GOSH Clinical Research Facility where he met with patients, families, staff and children from the GOSH nursery.

UK Reachback: supporting child victims of the Israel-Gaza conflict

UK Reachback offers remote clinical support to clinicians caring for children who have been victims of the Israel-Gaza conflict. It is a national humanitarian aid effort and the help is not political or partisan.

Share your nominations for the GOSH Staff Awards 2024

We're calling current GOSH patients, family members or carers to help us celebrate our hardworking teams. Is this you? Nominations are now open for the GOSH Staff Awards until 28 July and if you're a current GOSH patient or family member, we need your he

World-first genomic testing scheme ensures every child gets the best cancer treatment for them

Children with cancer are being offered treatment plans tailored to their specific cancer thanks to a single genomic test that reads more than three billion letters of DNA to identify cancer-causing mutations.