Celebrate the history, culture, and future of Norfolk’s Community NHS
Looking after you locally: a celebration of community health & care in Norfolk
Come and see us at our exhibition at The Forum in Norwich to find out about community health and care, take part in free children’s activities and find out about our career opportunities.
Our staff visit patients, young and old, in their Norfolk homes day in, day out, helping people to feel well, stay healthy, and out of hospital. This October half-term, our free-to-attend exhibition at the Forum will celebrate Norfolk’s incredible community healthcare workers, and the vital role they play in our local NHS.
Running from Wednesday 26 October to Tuesday 2nd November 2022 our exhibition aims to raise awareness of the essential work delivered by its 2,500 strong team including learning disability nurses, speech therapists, community paediatrics and occupational therapists. The exhibition gives visitors the chance to learn more about this often-overlooked part of our local NHS and say thank you. Particularly on 1 November when we will ask people to celebrate National Community Health and Care Day.
Spanning 140 years of Norfolk history, the exhibition will explore the origins of community healthcare from its roots in district nursing, through the pandemic and right up to the present day. Drop by to see photos and videos that represent community NHS staff and services, a timeline of Norfolk’s community healthcare history, a staff selfie collage, a custom Norfolk mural, and pandemic portraits by NCH&C nurse and recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours Award, Wendy Kimberley.
Children can take part in a craft session and make an origami heart to show how much our NHS community healthcare workers are appreciated. And dress up as their healthcare heroes in tiny NHS worker uniforms. There will be a free colouring-in activity, inspired by the design of the exhibition. Paintings, photography, and artwork will also be on public display, telling the history of NCH&C and its roots in district nursing.
For anyone keen to explore a new and rewarding role in community healthcare, or for parents looking to re-join the NHS after a career break, there will also be the chance to talk about job opportunities and training including Apprenticeships in clinical and non-clinical roles, such as nursing, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.