YEP Says: Share your story and celebrate Leeds General Infirmary - the people’s hospital

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a city’s hospitals and other healthcare institutions are a huge part of its overall story – and the story of its people.

And that’s why the 250-year anniversary of LGI is such an important milestone that we should all partake in.

There can’t be many Loiners whose lives haven’t been touched at some point by the Infirmary.

LGI has been a world leader in so many fields, and continues to be so. The hospital was where the first ever kidney dialysis was performed in the UK in September, 1956, by Frank Parsons. And it continues to blaze a trail, pioneering, for example, the first hand transplant in the UK in 2013.

But most important amidst all this talk about medical marvels and world-leading technology is the deeply human sentiments at its core – our desire to care and be cared for, to ease suffering and lessen pain.

As the hospital moves forward in the coming decades with further redevelopment plans, and as the NHS undergoes one of the most turbulent periods since its own inception, it behoves us all to remember that.

LGI is the people’s hospital. To celebrate its milestone, the YEP is asking people to use the #ThankYouLGI hashtag on social media.

Please join in the celebrations, and share you memories and stories of your experiences in and with LGI.