|Exhibition traces history of St Peter’s Hospital|
|Written by Communications Team|
An exhibition “From Manor House to Medicine” chronicling the history of St. Peter’s Hospital and its surrounding grounds will be on show at Chertsey Museum for the next 12 months.
Museum Curator Emma Warren said: “We have many artefacts on display including early NHS medical equipment; a nurse’s red-lined navy cloak and an early examination couch. Storyboards chart the history from a stately home to a state-of-the-art medical facility.”
Among the first visitors to the exhibition which opened this month (May) was Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chairman Mrs Aileen McLeish who stressed the importance of preserving history.
From L to R, David Gleghorn, Julie Addison, Merle Adams, Emma Warren, Aileen McLeish, Margaret Griffiths and Pam Brush.
She said: “It is a very interesting exhibition and very gratifying that Chertsey Museum has chosen to give the public this opportunity to see how their local hospital has evolved. Without learning from our past how can we make the most of our future?”
From L to R, Jane O’Kill with David Gleghorn, taking a look at the fruits of their hard work.
Also with Mrs McLeish on her visit (15-05-12) was the Trust’s Receipts & Dispatch Supervisor, David Gleghorn, who provided a safe, dry store area for the artefacts over a number of years at St. Peter’s Hospital while the collection was being put together. With them were Trust manager for voluntary services Julie Addison, retired hospital history volunteer Mrs Pam Brush, Mrs Merle Adams of the NHS Retirement Fellowship; Archivist at Surrey History Centre Margaret Griffiths, and Trust history volunteer Jane O’Kill. Patrick Morrison from the Trust’s Media and Communications department took the pictures.
|Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 10:03|