Patients, healthcare staff and governors gathered at Ellesmere Port Hospital last week to mark its 100th anniversary celebration.

Nurses hosted a traditional afternoon tea party for patients with sandwiches, cakes, and sing-along entertainment.

One-hundred-year-old Doris, who recently received rehabilitation at the hospital, called in at the event to give best wishes to the hospital and officially cut the anniversary cake.

Commemorative embroidered handkerchiefs were also presented to all the patients currently receiving treatment at the hospital, thanks to a donation to the fundraising team from local car dealership Lookers Ellesmere Port.

Matron at Ellesmere Port Hospital Clare Edwards said: “This is a very special year for our hospital, we are extremely proud of our history and links to the local community. Our afternoon tea party was an opportunity to take trip down memory lane with patients and supporters with some cakes, sing songs and smiles all around.”