When the clinic was first opened, in memory of Rushden men who were killed in the Second World War, it offered outpatient services in gynaecology, ear, nose and throat, physiotherapy and opthalmology.
Now 27 consultants in all specialties come to about 1,000 patients are seen each month."
Sister Marian Pinnell, who has worked at the clinic since 1968, said: "When I started here there were about 1,200 appointments a year. Now 27 consultants in all specialties come to clinica and about 1,000 patients are seen each month."
Sister Pinnell is contacting local organisation supported the hospital inviting them to take stands in the fete: "These organisations have been wonderful to us over the years. Whenever we have wanted equipment come up trumps with the money. Now we would like them to have a stall at the fete so they can raise some themselves."
If you were one of the original patients of the clinic 50 years ago Sister Pinnell would be pleased to hear from you.