CLYDEBANK’S Golden Jubilee National Hospital played host to hundreds of singers last week to help mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

About 150 members of NHS Scotland joined together for the NHS Big Sing A Long broadcast live on ITV and a live-link singing The Beatles classic “With a Little Help from My Friends”.

This week also marks 10 years since the Queen officially opened the heart and lung centre at the hospital, expanding their work.

Sara Cox and Ashley Banjo hosted the ITV programme, featuring former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, ex-JLS singer Aston Merrygold, Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh plus a host of other celebrities.

Star of the night was the Golden Jubilee’s Lily Hendry, who at 79 years of age is one of their much valued theatre scrub nurses.

Lily, from Anniesland, stole the show in a pre-recorded TV segment: dancing with Aston Merrygold.

Golden Jubilee Foundation’s chief executive, Jill Young, said: “We had an amazing night as Scotland’s sole representatives in the Big NHS Sing A Long.

“We were also grateful to our cabinet secretary for health, Jeane Freeman, for coming along to support us in this historic and monumental event.

“As an organisation dedicated to quality, research and innovation, it is important we promote the exceptional work carried out by our dedicated and highly skilled members of staff – last night’s NHS Big Sing A Long, certainly delivered it.

“However, not only is it the 70th anniversary of the NHS but we’ve been marking another very special milestone too, as we celebrate 10 years of delivering heart and lung services, here at the Golden Jubilee Hospital.

“We’d like to thank everyone who made the effort to come along last night – we truly had a wonderful evening.”

Despite their best efforts, all the groups across the UK missed out on securing the Guinness World Record for the largest mass-singing participation.

A charity single will be released from last week’s event and proceeds will go to the NHS charities “Together”.