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St Bartholomew’s Hospital, ‘The historic heart of health in Medway for over 900 years’

This is a project which looks at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, ‘The historic heart of health in Medway for over 900 years’ will be launching on the 22nd of February and involves a week of digitally sharing historical information relating to the hospital from the archives. 

Medway Pride Radio INterview with Natasha Steer & George Atzev talking about the project

During the week, George Atzev from Future Chatham and Natasha Steer from Creatabot will also be collecting memories from people who received care and worked there, including those who lived in the residential quarters. It is hoped that as these stories are collected it inspires some creative inspiration to what is commonly referred to locally as ‘St Barts’.

The original hospital, founded in 1078, was based on the High Street, with the chapel on the corner of Gundulph Road being the only remains of the Medieval structures. The hospital was one of a number across the UK for people with leprosy which helped to form the foundation of organised health care for people who are disabled or sick that we see today.

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Stayed, worked or lived in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital? Or know someone who has?

We’d love to hear your stories, memories and experiences of Medway’s iconic former hospital, locally known as ‘St. Barts’. Any old photos or videos you may have are particularly welcome!

                • By post: 

St. Barts Project, Intra, 337 – 341 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1DA

                • By emailst************@gm***.com

                • By social media@FutureChatham on Twitter 

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