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Christmas lights switch on at the L&D – 17 November 2016

17 November 2016

Local people are invited to the Christmas Tree lights switch on at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) on Thursday 1 December at 6pm.

The lights will be switched on by some of the young patients on our children’s ward. Other special guests include the Mayors of Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis – Councillors Tahir Khan, Peter Hollick and Chris Slough – and Flamstead Brownies.

Hadrian Academy Choir, and Luton and Dunstable Hospital Radio will provide music, and there will be light refreshments.

Hospital Chairman, Simon Linnett, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming the local community to our Christmas Tree lights switch-on celebrations. Last year more than 100 people attended and there was a lovely atmosphere, packed with festive spirit.

“Each light on the tree is sponsored by someone – by patients, their families, staff and supporters – either in memory or as a gift for loved ones. All the funds raised from this enable us to run accommodation for parents to stay close to their babies on the L&D’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

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communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
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Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
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Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
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