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NHS staff’s right song and dance for the health service

STAFF at Solihull Hospital were involved last month in a colourful show which celebrated 60 years of the NHS.

STAFF at Solihull Hospital were involved last month in a colourful show which celebrated 60 years of the NHS.

Doctors and nurses from the Lode Lane site joined colleagues from Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital in Life & Times - an extravaganza of song and dance.

It was a big commitment for those who took part - the cast had to give up evenings and weekends for a nine- month period.

They received coaching from a professional choreographer, a veteran of the West End and a vocal coach who had trained with the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Mark Goldman, chief executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, said: “At Heart of England we’re passionate about the arts in all forms.

“Whether it’s artwork brightening up the walls of a ward or music in the main entrance to greet our visitors, we believe that the arts can create a welcoming environment for our patients and visitors.

“We wanted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS with a production that incorporated these elements, so devised Life & Times.

“With just a week before the curtain goes up, the cast are making the final preparations for what will be a spectacular show and we are extremely proud of our multi talented staff.”

Life & Times was staged at the ICC and went down a storm with the 1500 people in the audience.

 

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