MEMORIES of St Cross Hospital are wanted to celebrate its 134th anniversary, and the NHS’s 70th.
The hospital, which opened at its Barby Road site on July 17, 1884, will celebrate its birthday just under two weeks after the National Health Service celebrates its 70th on July 5.
To mark the occasions, hospital manager Juliet Starkey wants to gather pictures of St Cross through the ages to create a new commemorative artwork.
Although the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has some of its own pictures, it is particularly interested to see what photographs the residents of Rugby have stored away – especially covering the 1950s to the present day.
Juliet said: “St Cross has lived through changes and upheavals including two World Wars and the birth of the National Health Service giving free care for all at the point of need.
“St Cross is a vital part of the Rugby community and we are fortunate to have such passionate supporters.
“This year we have had a great amount of investment at the site including a new sleep studies unit and a new catheterisation lab. We hope that these steps show our commitment to developing the Hospital of St Cross as a centre for excellence with a high quality of care for its patients.”
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