Salisbury Healthcare History

Salisbury Healthcare History Archives and historic collections that relate to the hospitals, medicine and healthcare in Salisbury dating from 1760s to present day

All hands at ArtCare UK, including extra help from our work experience student, are busy getting our history collection ...
25/06/2019

All hands at ArtCare UK, including extra help from our work experience student, are busy getting our history collection ready for display Armed Forces Day Salisbury this weekend. Look out for our stand in the community area, free activities and find out more about archives project Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal - Salisbury District Hospital's Charity #ArmedForcesDay

A service will be taking place in the chapel Salisbury District Hospital today at 3.45pm to commemorate the origins of  ...
06/06/2019
Salisbury Healthcare History

A service will be taking place in the chapel Salisbury District Hospital today at 3.45pm to commemorate the origins of our hospital and its connection to D-Day. It was originally built in WW2 as a US field hospital to receive casualties from the conflict and during 1944 over 10,000 soldiers were treated here. Read more http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/odstocks-beginnings-a…/ #DDay75

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the DDay landings this week with our history project. You may not know that Salisbury District Hospital was originally built in WW2 as a US field hospital to receive casualties from the conflict and during 1944 over 10,000 soldiers were treated here. Read more http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/odstocks-beginnings-american-field-hospital/ #DDay75

Salisbury District Hospital catering has a commitment to reducing single use plastics and have created, along with ArtCa...
03/06/2019

Salisbury District Hospital catering has a commitment to reducing single use plastics and have created, along with ArtCare’s history project, another special edition re-usable cup. After the previous success of the #NHS70 cup, this year’s design commemorates #DDay75 and the origins of our hospital which was built as a field hospital to treat soldiers during World War 2.

This lidded travel cup can be used time-and-again; Not only do you help reduce waste you’ll also benefit from discount hot drinks at hospital restaurants when you bring it along!
£5 each available from
Springs Restaurant & Hedgerows coffee shop

In Volunteer week, 1-7th June, we say thank you to all the volunteer support, that has been invaluable, to scan and reco...
02/06/2019
Time to volunteer | ArtCare

In Volunteer week, 1-7th June, we say thank you to all the volunteer support, that has been invaluable, to scan and record our history archives - read more from Anne who has been working with the collection http://artcaresalisbury.uk/time-to-volunteer/ and see our archives online http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/

Time to volunteer An interview with ArtCare volunteer Anne Parrish Anne joined ArtCare as a regular volunteer in May 2010. We asked her about her experiences. What led you to volunteer for ArtCare? “When I was medically retired I wanted to do something constructive, but in an area that interested ...

Hoodwink
30/05/2019

Hoodwink

Hoodwink roaming archive at Salisbury District Hospital...sharing history of hospital and gathering new stories for the archive, "I went to a dance held by the Americans and had my first doughnut, they had a great big bowl of them, heaven"...Do you remember the nissen huts?
75 year commemoration of DDay join us at Armed Forces Day 2019 Salisbury ArtCare UK

This morning patients and staff  have enjoyed reminiscing with Elevate artists, looking through our history archives, re...
26/04/2019

This morning patients and staff have enjoyed reminiscing with Elevate artists, looking through our history archives, relating to D-Day 75th anniversary, on every Friday if you want to join in at Salisbury Hospital!

On this day in 1915 the Gallipoli campaign began during WW1 .  We tell the story of William Yonge Radcliffe http://salis...
25/04/2019
Victims remembered Salisbury Healthcare History

On this day in 1915 the Gallipoli campaign began during WW1 . We tell the story of William Yonge Radcliffe http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/victims-remembered/

Victims remembered One of the many victims of ‘The War to End All Wars’ was William Yonge Radcliffe, the only surviving son of Arthur Radcliffe, former rector of the village of Rockbourne. Second-Lieutenant Radcliffe died on 19th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Feeling the need to memorialise him his ...

Opened this day in April 1966 were the latest pioneering operating theatres , read more about the innovations at Salisbu...
22/04/2019
Pioneering theatres Salisbury Healthcare History

Opened this day in April 1966 were the latest pioneering operating theatres , read more about the innovations at Salisbury District Hospital
http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/pioneering-theatres/

Pioneering theatres Jeanne Yates (pictured below) was the Theatre Superintendent who oversaw the new pioneering four-theatre unit at Odstock Hospital in 1966. The two-table theatre system from the hutted military hospital, built for the US forces during World War 2, had been in need of replacing for...

On this day 19th April 1906 this postcard of Salisbury General Infirmary and the clock tower was sent with the message '...
19/04/2019

On this day 19th April 1906 this postcard of Salisbury General Infirmary and the clock tower was sent with the message 'Beautiful weather here'

On this day 17th April 1980 this postcard of Harvard Common Cold hospital was sent and described medical students who vo...
17/04/2019
Harvard Hospital – Common Cold Unit Salisbury Healthcare History

On this day 17th April 1980 this postcard of Harvard Common Cold hospital was sent and described medical students who volunteer for studies there.
Read more http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/harvard-hospital-common-cold-unit/

Harvard Hospital – Common Cold Unit The American Red Cross ‘Harvard Hospital’ Field Unit at Harnham served as a blood transfusion centre for allied troops in Europe from 1942 to 1945. A year later, the Common Cold Unit was set up by Medical Research Council on the site of the former military h...

Enjoyable day today working with Elevate artists to create some imaginative resources and memory boxes for our history c...
02/04/2019
Odstock’s beginnings as an American Field Hospital Salisbury Healthcare History

Enjoyable day today working with Elevate artists to create some imaginative resources and memory boxes for our history collection. Looking forward to putting together the Odstock activities to take onto wards from the end of this month. http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/odstocks-beginnings-american-field-hospital/

Odstock’s beginnings as an American Field Hospital Summer 1942 Ted Trowbridge, a local man from Bowerchalke, worked as a bricklayer on the Odstock site as part of a team of men from the building trade under an Essential Works Order. He was paid 1 shilling and 9 pence per hour. His main task was to...

Researching Salisbury District Hospital history from its WW2 origins and we came across an intriguing comment in the bio...
19/03/2019

Researching Salisbury District Hospital history from its WW2 origins and we came across an intriguing comment in the biography of the US Assistant Chief Nurse in 1943. She recalls Queen Elizabeth II was an ambulance driver for this hospital where she was known as Elizabeth Windsor. We’ll be hoping for more information to share in time for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in June. If you or a family member recalled stories from the US field Hospital 1942-1946 then please contact us to help fill in the details http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/odstocks-beginnings-american-field-hospital/
(photo ©IWM)

Looking back 60 years to the class of February 1959, with this black and white photograph of PTS nurses.  In the archive...
21/02/2019

Looking back 60 years to the class of February 1959, with this black and white photograph of PTS nurses. In the archives are all the Salisbury student nurses from 1952 to 1963 if anyone is doing family history...

Unusual fundraising for the hospital has included Bang the dog that used to visit pubs and shops around Salisbury in 188...
17/01/2019
Paws helping out the cause Salisbury Healthcare History

Unusual fundraising for the hospital has included Bang the dog that used to visit pubs and shops around Salisbury in 1888! Stars Appeal - Salisbury District Hospital's Charity http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/paws-helping-out-cause/

Paws helping out the cause Our archives include a newspaper cutting from The Daily Graphic dated October 21st 1891 describing the fundraising efforts of ‘Bang’ the dog. Bang had collected 6093 coins from around Salisbury and raised £16 11s 3d in eighteen months (the modern equivalent of around ...

Me: It's panto seasonBrain: Don't say itDon't say itDon't say itMe: Oh no it's not!Oh yes it is!  Find out more about ou...
15/01/2019

Me: It's panto season
Brain:
Don't say it
Don't say it
Don't say it

Me: Oh no it's not!

Oh yes it is! Find out more about our panto stories in our history collection at Salisbury District Hospital https://spark.adobe.com/page/CnniXcExLoTaY/

21/12/2018

Season's greetings and Happy New Year from ArtCare's history project!

18/12/2018

We acquired this postcard recently of the hospital in our sister city Salisbury North Carolina built 1936...the similarities between that and Salisbury Infirmary (3 older pics) are uncanny! Going to investigate whether the architect was inspired by our hospital,what do you think?

14/12/2018

Some great new images in this week from Salisbury nurse who took part in a nursing march around 1974. See the Infirmary in the background as the procession led through the streets to the Guildhall

Currently writing our 2019 project plan for Bright Ideas: Inspired by our historic collections, ArtCare will be working ...
05/12/2018

Currently writing our 2019 project plan for Bright Ideas: Inspired by our historic collections, ArtCare will be working with students, youth groups and young people to motivate future innovation and inventors for health care and engineering. Read more https://spark.adobe.com/page/T6ey3mwZdT6BC/

Find out more about our history project http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/
04/12/2018
Salisbury Healthcare History

Find out more about our history project http://salisburyhealthcarehistory.uk/

Salisbury Healthcare History is a growing digital archive of Salisbury District Hospital’s historical collection. The Heritage Lottery Funded project has enabled us to properly catalogue and store our records and share a selection online. With items dating back to the building of Salisbury General...

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