Display At Skidby Windmill Explores East Riding’s Historic Hospitals

Display At Skidby Windmill Explores East Riding's Historic Hospitals
Display At Explores East Riding’s Historic Hospitals

A new display by the volunteer team has just opened. ‘Historic hospitals: care in the East Riding before the Health Service’ examines the beginnings of organised public health provision in the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Some of the places covered in the exhibition are , Cottingham; the Lloyd cottage hospital in ; and convalescent home.

Hospital treatment for soldiers during the is also covered and the display features a variety of items from the Service’s collections.

Dr. , registrar with , said:

“The display is not simply an account of when hospitals were opened or closed and what the buildings were like. Our volunteers have also been researching such topics as patients’ diets, ghosts and also some of the early forms of medical treatment, which would be considered bizarre today.”

The display will run until 11 December.

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