Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Heritage Project

From July 2018-April 2019, I’ve been working on a heritage project to help the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital celebrate 300 years since the original Westminster Hospital was founded. The hospital was the first voluntary-funded hospital in the world, and so their history is integral to Western history as the founders unassumingly laid the foundations for the modern hospital service and our NHS.

For this project, I have recorded oral histories with former staff, conducted archival research and historical interpretation, written blogs about the hospital’s history, written and recorded a podcast series, and helped to put together a permanent exhibition in the hospital.