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Stroll down memory lane

OVER the years, dating as far back as 1874, Glaswegians have been well served by the renowned Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary, Southern General, Mansionhouse Unit, and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill.

These buildings – and the staff who worked in them – have been at the centre of a rich social history reflecting the growth and development of this great city and its people.

The staff in these hospitals were in the vanguard of pioneering medicine and this proud legacy to Glasgow has now been captured in a series of four commemorative brochures.

The much anticipated social history “coffee table” magazines will be printed and delivered to staff on each of the five sites during May.

They are wonderful publications featuring fantastic archive photography and documented history and landmark moments.

They will be distributed by local facilities teams to staff on each of the sites that are due to close over the coming weeks.

We have printed enough copies to match the total workforce on each of the sites and have allowed a few extra to cope with an expected high demand.

Each site will only be distributed with the edition that relates to that site, but the suite of all four publications can be accessed online within the NHSGGC website.

These highly desirable publications feature rich archive materials from a variety of sources, including our own NHS archive, the Herald and Times photographic library and the archives of Caledonian University. This was an in-house publication researched and designed by our in-house communications team.

Endowment funds paid for the printing and some additional photography.

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