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Twice the fun at Spalding hospital on 10th anniversary




Visitors making a beeline for Spalding's Johnson Community Hospital on Saturday had two reasons to enjoy a great day.

It was the league of friends annual summer fair and the hospital was marking the 10th year since it opened.

MP Sir John Hayes lent a hand to cut the anniversary cake.

The Friends of Johnson Community Hospital pictured at their summer fair on Saturday.
The Friends of Johnson Community Hospital pictured at their summer fair on Saturday.

Even before Sir John was first elected as South Holland's MP, he was part of a delegation speaking to the then Health Minister to make a case for the town having a community hospital.

Since it opened, the hospital has given first class care to local residents - including all four members of the Hayes family.

Sir John said: "We had great service and I think that's typical of the service that so many others have received."

The MP says the range of services is continuing to expand, and he's among those pressing for the minor injuries unit to be upgraded.

The hospital staged displays to mark its anniversary while the league of friends were busy raising £1,400 thanks to the generous supporters of the fair.

Friends treasurer Elisabeth Britten said: "Our money is raised for any equipment that isn't available from the NHS or anything that makes the comfort and care of our patients better."

There were around 20 stalls at the fair, with cakes and plants among the best sellers, as well as games to play such as a golf putting green and a bean bag throw.



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