Exhibition celebrates hospital’s 100-year history

Exhibition celebrates hospital’s 100-year history

Throughout September, Holy Cross Hospital is hosting an exhibition at Haslemere Museum to celebrate its centenary.

The exhibition includes pictures and commentary from the Hospital’s archives. The display will tell the story of how Holy Cross came to Haslemere and how it has adapted and evolved from a TB sanatorium to a Hospital that provides long-term support and rehabilitation for people with extremely complex needs.

Christopher Hinton, Chief Executive at Holy Cross Hospital says: “Holy Cross Hospital has been part of the Haslemere community for 100 years and during that time the community has contributed greatly to the Hospital’s history. As well as being a source of some of our most loyal and long-serving members of staff, the people of Haslemere have been our biggest supporters for which we offer our thanks.

“I do hope that anybody who has a connection with the Hospital or who has an interest in local history will be able to come along to the exhibition. While visiting, we will be encouraging people to record their memories of Holy Cross and these will be shared on our website.”

The early days of Holy Cross will be explored in a little more detail on 21 September when Helen Bynum, historian of medicine and science, will present a free lecture on tuberculosis in the context of the history of the sanatorium movement.

The lecture will be held at the Musuem and tickets are available from Holy Cross Hospital. You can read more about the lecture HERE

Haslemere Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

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