Roadshow aims to shed new light on NHS past

NHS Roadshow event
Roadshow aims to shed new light on NHS past

A roadshow that aims to collate stories and artefacts from the public to better understand how the NHS has changed over time is to take place in Edinburgh.

NHS Roadshow event

The People’s History of the NHS event will take place on Monday 8 January at Edinburgh Central Library from 1-4pm.

People are invited to share their memories of the Health Service – whether it be working there or as a patient or visitor – and view historic artefacts on show such as trade union manuals from the 1970s and 80s, NHS baby glasses and photographs of disused historical hospitals.

Visitors are also welcome to bring any memorabilia that they own for experts to give insight into their significance.

Dr Ellen Stewart, whose research examines public responses to hospital closures, will be taking part in the event.

She will be looking to speak with people about their memories of the former Royal Infirmary to build a fuller picture of the historic building’s past ahead of its redevelopment to become the new home of the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

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People’s History of the NHS Roadshow

About the People’s History of the NHS

Dr Ellen Stewart