Celebrating our Hospitals’ Heritage - Looking to the past to inform our future

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We are proud to announce that the Trust has received a grant of £58,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Thanks to National Lottery players, a number of activities will be undertaken over an eighteen month period, including proper archiving of heritage items, the creating of a community stained glass window and events, exhibitions and theatre performances to highlight our heritage.

Other activities will include providing community talks to school sixth forms and community groups, and training volunteers to become Specialist Volunteer Heritage Ambassadors. 

The project includes a permanent installation of Chris Porsz’s photography cataloguing the history of Peterborough Hospitals over the last few decades for local visitors to enjoy and reminisce with, and exhibitions will include hospital heritage items such as 100 year old diabetic testing kits, a letter from Sir Winston Churchill and original anaesthetic kits.

Commenting on the award, Shan Barcroft, Heritage Lead at the Trust, who applied for the grant, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant.  It will enable us to share the Trust’s heritage with patients and public alike in exciting and interesting ways.”

Anyone interested in becoming a  Volunteer Heritage Ambassador or hosting a community talk is encouraged  to contact nwangliaft.heritage@nhs.net for further information.   

Updates of plans, projects and exhibitions will be widely communicated over the next few months.

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