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The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.​​

As part of the celebrations in Dorset we are trying to find people who were born at Dorset County Hospital on 5 July 1948 so we can invite them to a special tea party to mark the occasion. If you were born then in Dorchester or know someone who was please get in touch with our communications team on 01305 254683 or email Look forward to hearing from you!

We'd also love to collect photographs of the hospital and staff who have worked here over the decades for a photo exhibition, and to post on our social media pages. If you have photos you would like to share please contact us on 01305 254683 or​

National NHS70 website:​​