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HELP US CELEBRATE THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF STOBHILL HOSPITAL

June 16, 2004 11:49 AM

2004 is the year that Stobhill celebrates its 100th birthday. 

It's not surprising then that hospital staff and patients, past and present, are keen to put on a grand show during its centennial year.

Plans for a series of exciting and nostalgic events are being drawn up and to make the celebrations ones to remember that all will enjoy the events team are asking for ideas and help from the community.

Ian Crawford, Hospital Manager at Stobhill, said: "One of our ideas is to develop an exhibition on the history of Stobhill. We've got one of our archivists to help us – but we also need help from the community as we're looking for any memorabilia people  may have relating to the hospital – during any point in time throughout its rich history."

In addition, as the hospital looks towards its future as an Ambulatory Care Hospital, we want to commission a memorial celebrating its important heritage to stand in the new facility.  We want to hear peoples' suggestions and ideas on this.

Ian explained: "We are very keen to put a permanent memorial commemorating Stobhill's past as we look forward to its exciting future. I am hoping that staff and members of our community, young and old, will let us know what they would like to see."

The celebrations will run throughout the course of the year, there will be something for everyone – staff and the public, so all who have an affinity with the hospital can mark its very important contribution to the healthcare of the people of Greater Glasgow.

Tim Davison, Chief Executive of North Glasgow Hospitals, added: "100 years ago Stobhill, was one of the most modern hospitals in the country.  Its medical legacy is a rich one and something we are all looking forward to celebrating.   It is fitting that as we go into the next century Stobhill will once again be at the forefront of modern medicine as home to one of the UK's first Ambulatory Care Hospitals."

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Notes to Editor:

  • In 1899 the local Parish Council bought the land to build Stobhill Hospital.
  • Lord Balfour of Burleigh, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, laid the foundation stone for the new hospital in September 1901.
  • The first patients were admitted to the hospital in 1903 and by the summer of 2004 Stobhill had 800 patients.
  • Stobhill was officially opened on 15 September 1904 and had over 1,800 beds.

Anyone interested in helping with celebrations should contact Ian Crawford on 0141 201 3814.

For further information please contact Emma Gregory on 0141 201 3964 or e-mail [email protected]

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