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Hospital staff throw party for Arnold man celebrating 101st birthday on QMC ward


A pensioner from Arnold has started his new century in style despite a stay in hospital.

Staff at the Queen’s Medical Centre helped John Moore celebrate his 101st birthday yesterday (June 19) by throwing him a party on the ward with cake, cards and balloons.

Mr Moore, who was born in 1918, marked the day with cake and company on ward C53.

John previously served in the Royal Air Force and currently lives in Arnold.

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Mr Moore enjoyed the celebrations and was keen to thank staff for organising his party.

He said: “I’ve had a good day and I’ve liked everything that has been going on today”

He gave thumbs up to the ward staff and offered to share the rest of his cake to the ward.

Kay Hornby, discharge co-ordinator on ward C53 said: “John was really excited about his birthday; he was up at 6am telling everyone about his big day.

“We thought it would be a great idea to help him celebrate by getting him a cake and singing happy birthday to him.

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“It’s important for patients to celebrate their birthdays and 101 years-old is a big birthday to celebrate.

“We try to encourage celebrating birthdays to make hospital life feel as close to normal life as possible and not only does it improve the wellbeing of a patient but staff can also enjoy the celebrations too”

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