It has been one hundred years to the day since the first patients arrived at Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere.
The hospital, which welcomed its first patients on February 21, 1918, concluded its centenary celebrations with a reception for staff, patients and supporters.The supporters of the hospital included the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux and the Deputy Mayor of Haslemere, cllr David Round. Over the years the Holy Cross Hospital has evolved from a TB sanatorium to a Hospital that now provides long-term support and rehabilitation for people with severe disabilities and extremely complex needs.The reception celebrated a busy year, during which the Hospital has reflected on its 100 years of care.
Christopher Hinton, Retiring Chief Executive at the hospital, said: “The past 12 months have been very much about telling Holy Cross’s story so far: through an exhibition, a lecture, a reunion party, a conference and dedicated church and music services.
“It’s fitting that as we come together to conclude what has been a productive centenary year, Holy Cross Hospital now looks forward to its next chapter with new Chief Executive, Ross White who succeeds me as I retire.”
Over the years the Holy Cross Hospital has adapted and evolved from a TB sanatorium to a Hospital that now provides long-term support and rehabilitation for people with severe disability and extremely complex needs.
More information about the Hospital and its centenary celebrations visit www.holycross.org.uk.