BRADFORDIANS born on July 5, 1948, are being urged to come forward and help to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

The National Health Service turns 70 on July 5 this year, offering the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the nation's institution.???

As part of local celebrations, the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hoping to find people who were born in Bradford on July 5, 1948 or cared for by the NHS during the same year so they can be invited to a special event.

The Trust is also keen to collect copies of old photographs for social media and a display at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital.

Professor Clive Kay, chief executive, said: "Taking the time to appreciate all that our staff do and have done throughout the years to care for patients and ensure the smooth running of our hospitals and services is hugely significant.

“We want local people with special connections to join us for a tea party on the day.

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