Hospital artefacts collected in university project
Sam Carroll, research centre administrator in the University of Brighton’s Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, said: “Speaking with current and former staff members from every department at the hospital we realised they have a lot of artefacts lying round their homes and offices. For instance, one has a prototype heart pacemaker. “People are only too pleased to have items included in this history project. And there are many who have interesting stories and anecdotes to tell.” These will form the core of a number of presentations and displays for staff, patients and visitors to the hospital. Talks and events to illustrate and share information about the findings of the heritage project will take place both at the hospital and with partner organisations across the city so a wider audience can be reached. A selection of handling materials will be taken onto the wards for those too unwell to attend the displays.