It was a beautiful day as celebrations took place for Brampton hospitals 100th birthday. Led by the Royal British Legion, hospital staff past and present including our chief Nurse Jill Foster joined members of the public and a number of local dignitaries to reflect and remember.
Attendees included Lyndis Richardson who had all four of her children all at Brampton hospital and her youngest son was the second last to be born there. Her good friend Margaret Barwick had her son and daughter at Brampton and also worked as a nurse in the 1970s. She has fond memories of her time there.
The last post was played and there was a minute of silence. Then the Deputy Lieutenant (representative of the King) cut at 3.30 ribbon - exactly 100 years after the official opening.
Prayers were led by Reverend Tokunbo Asogbon and included prayers for those who lost their lives in the Great War, to all those who care for those who are sick, for those who suffer in body mind or spirit and a prayer to give the gift of comfort to those who need it. The town crier concluded the event giving thanks to all who attended.
The Deputy Lieutenant Marcia Reid Fotheringham was then shown into the hospital and had a chance to meet with some staff and hear all about the many different services that are run from there.
It was lovely event to mark such a milestone - here's to the next century of caring!