On this day in 1948, the NHS was founded. Health secretary Aneurin Bevan opened Park Hospital in Manchester as the climax of a hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all.
It was the first time that hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together to provide these services for free, for all.
Duerr’s is proud to support the tireless work of the NHS, in particular University Hospital South Manchester. Located just metres from the famous Manchester hospital Duerr’s support the hospital as part of their commitment to invest in the local community.
Duerr’s annual balls have raised £42,000 for the hospital’s Maternity unit. In 2011 Duerr’s opened a brand new postnatal day room, and in 2012 they have supported the neo-natal unit.
MD Mark Duerr’s own children were born at the hospital, and he explains: “We’ve been making jams and marmalades for 130 years, and generations of people who’ve worked in the company have had their children at Wythenshawe hospital.Who knows, maybe our support will even inspire the jam makers of the future.”