Public party for NHS at Leeds hospitals

PROTESTING IN PARTY HATS: The public gathers to show support for NHS on its birthday. PIC: Simon Hulme
PROTESTING IN PARTY HATS: The public gathers to show support for NHS on its birthday. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Balloons, bunting and big birthday cards - just some of the ways the NHS’ 69th birthday was celebrated today at St James’ and the LGI.

‘Leeds Keep our NHS Public’ organised the party to give thanks to staff and show public support for the NHS.

It comes after £22bn more cuts are in the pipeline by 2021, with Yorkshire set to take a £2bn hit.

Additionally, 24,000 nurses vacancies are unlikely to be filled, as training applications drop by 25 per cent after the scrapping of the nurse bursary.

In a statement, the group said: “We invite people to join us to wish the NHS “Many Happy Returns” and to urge everyone to do what it takes to make that wish come true.”

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Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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