Nostal: A Chance to Add Your Hospital Memories to Medical Records; AS A NEW ERA IN HEALTH CARE IS SET TO BEGIN, WE LOOK BACK AT THE FACILITIES AND CHARACTERS OF THE PAST
COVENTRY'S new superhospital opens this summer - which means the doors will close forever on a part of the city's history.
Patients have been treated at the Coventry and Warwickshire and the old Walsgrave site for generations, and now a project has been launched to make sure life on the old wards - and the characters who made them - are never forgotten.
The Evening Telegraph has teamed up with the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the University of Warwick's Centre for the History of Medicine to get people to share their memories and preserve the history of their city's healthcare for future generations.
As the trust prepares to move patients and staff into the new pounds 400 million University Hospital which opens on the Walsgrave site in July, it is keen to make sure that the history of the city's hospital lives on - and is celebrated.
Liz Thiebe, director of New Hospital Service Design, said: "We want to capture as many memories as possible - from people who have worked at the hospital over the decades, those who have been patients here and from other local residents. …