Looking back as far as 1851 when typhus and cholera were raging in Ashton under Lyne, the book ‘Tameside 160 years of our hospitals’ details years of local and world events and improvements to health care as the hospital site developed. It has been complied by staff atTamesideHospital, with the help of the Tameside local History Forum and is being given to all staff currently working at the hospital.
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Estates and Facilities Gillian Parker said: “As part of the Health Investment in Tameside (HIT) project – a major development to modernise the hospital estate – we decided to bring together a group to research and record the history of the hospital’s development. We hope people enjoy reading the book and the history, looking at the way both the hospital and the world have changed during this time.
“All staff and volunteers have received a copy of the book and we will be selling any remaining copies to raise money for older people’s services at the hospital.”
Snapshots from the book include:
“The research for the book has been drawn from many sources. We would like to thank the Tameside Local History Forum, without whose help we would not have been able to complete it. Thanks also to local residents who submitted their memorabilia following media requests by the hospital and to Tameside Archive Library for its permission to reproduce some of the images in the book, “said Gillian.
To obtain a copy of the book, please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org