Salisbury’s Healthcare History
The historical archives at Salisbury Hospital range from the 1760s to present day and include the General Infirmary, Odstock Hospital and many other sites around Salisbury, they provide a fascinating insight into medicine, healthcare and social history of the city for the past 250 years.
In December 2015, ArtCare were successful in a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for £40,000 towards sorting, recording and sharing the historical archives and collections relating to health care in Salisbury.
Before the Heritage Lottery Fund project started, our collections were badly stored in various locations, recorded in a haphazard way that didn’t allow easy searching and digitised in formats that weren’t compatible with website searching; and we knew that there was more material out there – yet to be found! We certainly have a huge job ahead of us.