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Invite to share memories of healthcare from bygone age

Monday, 20 January, 2020
Invite to share memories of healthcare from bygone age

People are being invited to share their memories of healthcare over the years at an event in North Shields later this month.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging members of the public and former NHS staff to come along to The Exchange on Howard Street, North Shields, NE30 1SE, on Monday 27 January from 3pm to 5.30pm.

The trust’s Bright charity is planning a new exhibition focusing on the North Tyneside area and is appealing for stories, photographs and artefacts.

The exhibition at North Tyneside General Hospital will look at how healthcare has changed over the last century from the workhouses and philanthropic institutions to the introduction of the NHS in 1948.

This is a free event, however, booking is essential and on a first-come first-served basis, as space is limited. To reserve your place please contact or 0191 203 1644.

Brenda Longstaff, head of Northumbria Healthcare’s Bright charity, said: “Healthcare in North Tyneside has a fascinating history and we know there will be many people out there who have memories of the many institutions that existed in days gone by to share.

“We’d encourage people to come along to The Exchange on Monday 27 January so we can capture these stories and take steps towards bringing them all together in a new exhibition.”

Historian Dr Dan Jackson who has an interest in the NHS and is author of ‘The Northumbrians: North-East England and its People: A New history’ will also be attending the event.

Media contact:

Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680