Tops Portsmouth, a leading provider of early education and childcare services, marked the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS) by organising a special visit to Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital, where the setting is located onsite. In line with the nationwide celebration, Tops Portsmouth aimed to honor the NHS’s exceptional accomplishments and express gratitude for its invaluable contributions to society.
The NHS was founded on 5 July 1948 with the aim of providing free healthcare to all. Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives. Tops Portsmouth, known for its commitment to supporting local initiatives, took this opportunity to honor the remarkable achievements of the NHS and demonstrate appreciation for their vital contributions to society.
During the visit, the Tops Portsmouth team, accompanied by a group of children, had the privilege of touring the hospital and interacting with healthcare professionals who have been at the forefront of patient care. The children and staff enthusiastically created thank-you cards and banners, which they presented to the hospital staff as tokens of appreciation. Engaging in various activities and discussions centered around the significance of the NHS, the participants gained a deeper understanding of its importance.
Reflecting on the event, Shanice Gould, Deputy Manager at Tops Portsmouth, emphasized its significance, stating, “Today has been a momentous day for the nursery. As we are situated on the Queen Alexandra hospital site, we believe it is crucial to educate the children about the NHS and its invaluable services to us. The children dedicated their time to crafting thank-you cards and banners, which they eagerly shared with the hospital staff. We are immensely grateful for all the NHS does.”
By commemorating the 75th anniversary of the NHS, Tops Portsmouth reaffirms its commitment to supporting community-focused initiatives. By fostering an atmosphere of gratitude and appreciation, Tops Portsmouth aims to instill these values in the younger generation.
Tops Portsmouth, onsite at the Queen Alexandra Hospital offer flexible booking options to support the onsite hospital staff, this includes shift and emergency booking options as well as long opening hours and 15-minute booking slots. Tops Portsmouth also offers a Hi5 holiday club for children up to the age of 8.
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