Healthcare in Bletchley is celebrating 50th birthday

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STAFF and patients past and present gathered to celebrate 50 years of healthcare in Bletchley last week.

Milton Keynes Community Health Services Bletchley Unit and Bletchley Community Hospital held a special event on Thursday, February 17 to commemorate the milestone.

Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Debbie Brock, was on hand to open the event and gave a speech reflecting on the work done by healthcare staff at the site over the past 50 years and thanked all of the staff – some of whom had since retired – for their contributions to both centres past and present.

Managing director of Milton Keynes Community Health Services, Cathy Walker, said: “I am delighted that staff and patients from past and present were able to get together to celebrate 50 years of healthcare at Bletchley Therapy Unit and Bletchley Community Hospital.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for these staff, patients and members of the local community to reminisce about the past and to find out about the excellent work that goes on there today.”

Guests had the chance to find out more about the services currently on offer when they toured the units.

Cathy said: “For half a century, health care staff at BTU and BCH have been committed to providing quality care to their patients.

“Roles and functions have changed since it first opened, but passion for patient care remains constant.”