Worthing GP surgery celebrates 70 years of NHS

Staff and patients headed off into the countryside for a walk for health to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 1:32 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 10:34 am
Lime Tree Surgery staff and patients enjoyed an NHS 70-year walk. Picture: Sergio Calvo Photography

Dr David Hewett from Lime Tree Surgery in Findon Valley organised the gentle two-mile walk around the bottom of Cissbury Ring, in collaboration with the Patient Participation Group (PPG).

A total of 32 patients and a small number of staff representing each department joined the party.

Dr Hewett said: “We set off from the surgery at 10am and completed the walk for health in just over an hour. It was lovely to have such a good turnout and for there to be such a wide range of participants.

“Everyone had a wonderful time strolling along in the glorious sunshine, chatting as we went, everyone getting to know each other a little better.

“We finished the walk where we started, where refreshments were served in the surgery’s beautiful garden. A great day was had by all.

“Hopefully, this will lead to the start of a regular Lime Tree Walking Group and muster more interest in other PPG projects, such as the Keep Fit Group starting on September 6.”