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Celebrate a century of Derby Hospitals

Published 12/06/2014

Vintage photographs and evocative mementoes will be on display at an event celebrating 100 years of the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary building.

Derby Hospitals Charity and Arts Programme is helping to put together a special display which will explore the last century of the London Road building, now in its latest incarnation as the London Road Community Hospital.

The project, which is being held for staff and former colleagues, will particularly acknowledge the part the building and those working and volunteering there, has played in the lives of local people and the wider community.

The display will be exhibited at London Road Community Hospital throughout the summer and into the autumn.

At a launch event on Tuesday, June 17, staff from across the Derby Hospital Foundation Trust will be asked to bring in any photos or historical items which will go to help making a display, which will evolve to help make a living legacy.

Patients’ and staff memories will also be gathered through a variety of engaging activities to help evoke the past.

Sue James, Chief Executive of Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “All staff members are invited to get involved and share their memories. As we make plans for the former DRI site to be made ready for sale and re-use, we feel that it’s a fitting time to celebrate and remember and celebrate the past and its heritage.”

Last Modified 12/06/2014