For the first time and coinciding with the 70th Anniversary year of the NHS, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is hosting a Heritage Open Day today (Saturday) between 10:00-16:00 in the Conference Room, opposite the Full Circle Restaurant, at St Mary’s Hospital.

This will be a small event this year but organisers hope it will be the first of many years participation in Heritage Open Days so that the rich history of the Island’s health and care services can be shared far and wide.

In the Conference Room there will be displays of records and items of interest from the health service over the years. Photographs will be on display.

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The Isle of Wight Council’s County Record Service will be in attendance with a selection of items from the County archives.

A limited number of spaces will be available on tours, all starting from the Conference Room, as follows:

  • Pharmacy – 10:30, 12:00, 13:30 and 14:30
  • Healing Arts – pictures, sculpture and art at St. Mary’s Hospital – 11:00 and 14:00
  • Breast Screening Service – 10:30, 12:30 and 14:00

In the main hospital corridor linking the modern part of the hospital with the north hospital there is a self-guided set of information about hospitals on the Isle of Wight.

For further information about the Heritage Open Day visit

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