The NHS is about to celebrate its 70th birthday - this is what Sheffield is doing to mark the milestone

Health workers are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the NHS was born at an interactive event.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:40 am
The humanoid companion care robots (pictured) are currently being used by the University of Sheffields Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) to aid communication for people with disabilities and support the development of other groundbreaking healthcare technologies.

Various things will be showcased at the event, which will take place tomorrow outside the city hall, from a vintage ambulance to humanoid companion care robots.

The free, interactive event, which will take place outside Sheffield Cathedral, is open to adults and children alike, and will take place from 11am to 7pm.

It is being held on July 5 to coincide with the official anniversary of when the NHS was born on 5th July 1948.

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Focusing on the past, present and future of the NHS, the event will bring together staff from Sheffield’s NHS, including from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, Primary Care Sheffield, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and medical researchers from the University of Sheffield.

On display will be a vintage ambulance loaned from Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum and information stands highlighting medical advances in the treatment of diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions, blood pressure monitoring.

There will also be interactive simulations of how our body allows us to run, jump, hop, dance, skip, crawl, and squat, as well as a chance to meet with humanoid companion care robots.

Visitors will be able to have a go on a jenga game while wearing drink goggles to highlight the drug and alcohol services available. People will also be challenged to order different items of food in order of carbohydrate content to highlight the impact carbohydrates have on blood sugar content.