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Remembering the QEII Hospital

The QEII hospital site - being prepared for housing in June 2017

In 2015 Dr Dennis Lewis MBE and Peter Gibson of the East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust put together a team who were tasked with celebrating the vital and influential role played by the QEII Hospital before that iconic building disappeared from the town's skyline.

Documents from various archives including Mill Green Museum, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, WGC Library, HALS, and the Welwyn Hatfield Times were consulted and oral histories recorded to capture people’s memories of the QEII. Local historian Angela Eserin went through all the material to write 'The QEII A Hospital's Story', which was launched at an exhibition about the hospital curated by Eleanor Baumber and displayed at the Mill Green Museum gallery in October 2015.

You can listen to clips of the QEII memories recording here and view some of the photographs collected in the Photo Gallery section of this website (click here to visit). The above photograph dated June 2017 shows builders at work preparing what was part of the QEII hospital site for housing.

NameMp3
at-first-HillEnd-and-QEII-IreneH
at-first-pre-QEII+opening-MaryP
auxiliary-nurse-BarbaraH
catering-assistant-DianeH
childbirth-BrendaT
childbirth-and-outpatients
gps-and-qeii-DrP
heating-ducts-MalcolmT
joining-staff-VernonH
league-of-friends-SheilaM
league-of-friends-finance-DianaH+SheilaM
league-of-friends-shop-manager-DianaH
nurse-training-BevK-CarmelM-LinP
nurses-library-BrendaT
nursing-assistant-JulieV
pathology-dispatch-JoanL
pathology-dispatch-NinaR
patient-SueO
processing-xrays-JamesA
psychiatric-dept-DrG
qeii-autumn-fayre-Xmas-JamesA
student-nurse-LindaC
student-nurse-SueS
training-and-nightshift-MarieS
uniforms+birth-BevK-CarmelM-LinP
ward-round-DrD
winding-down-closure-BevK-CarmelM-LinP