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Anniversary celebrations for Guernsey's hospital

Anniversary celebrations for Guernsey's hospital

Sunday 23 June 2019

Anniversary celebrations for Guernsey's hospital

70 years ago today the Princess Elizabeth Hospital opened its doors for the first time.

On this day in 1949, the then Princess Elizabeth visited Guernsey and officially opened the hospital, which has remained a central part of the island community and is about to undergo a big modernisation project.

After seven decades, this will bring about a number of changes including the relocation of the maternity, paediatric and neonatal units and a new critical care unit.

In celebration of the hospital's anniversary, Health and Social Care has collated a number of old photos of the PEH and its employees from before and after the German Occupation, as well as audio clips from ex-patients and former staff members.

PEH 70 anniversary exhibition

 Pictured: Part of the exhibition which launches today.

The exhibition is being opened at 11:00 today by President of HSC Deputy Heidi Soulsby and members of the public are welcome to attend and look back at the history of the hospital.

Between 11:30 and 12:00 there there will be a celebratory service in the Emma Ferbrache room delivered by the Chaplaincy Team. It will feature readings, poetry and a performance from the Hope Choir.

Pictured top: Deputy Heidi Soulsby.

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