Queen Mary’s Hospital Centenary Event Celebrations 2017

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As Queen Mary’s Hospital (QMH) approaches its centenary, we are planning a special ‘Family Fun and Open Day’ to mark the occasion.

The event will take place on Saturday 9 September 2017, from 10.30am to 3.30pm at QMH. Entry and entertainment is free.

We're inviting the whole community to join us in the centenary celebrations of our fantastic local, Queen Mary's Hospital.
 
Entertainment throughout the day will appeal to all ages, and will take place both inside and outside of the hospital.
 
James Brokenshire MP will officially open the hospital's new entrance for us in the morning and we'll have a variety of entertainment throughout the day including:

  • approximately 60 stall holders from local organisations and groups
  • a historical exhibition inside the hospital, showing medicine and QMH through the ages
  • guided tours of the Cancer Centre, Kidney Treatment Centre, Theatres and Acorns
  • children's rides, activities, entertainment and competitions
  • a stage with live music and performances from local groups
  • an acoustic area for 'busking style' performances
  • police, fire and ambulance services will be joining us with displays/vehicles
  • self-care marquee - with providers offering health checks, tests and advice
  • food stalls and seating area
  • interactive health and fitness area including Charlton Athletic
  • presentations and talks from local historians
  • mobile entertainers such as balloon modellers and magicians.

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Annual Members’ Meeting

We will also be holding our Annual Members’ Meeting prior to the family fun event at Queen Mary’s Hospital.

It will take place from 9.30am to 10.30am on Saturday 9 September within the hospital grounds close to B Block (Main Entrance) and Car Park 3.

Trust members and the public are welcome to attend.

Further information about the meeting will be made available on this page in the coming weeks.

Do you have any old photos of QMH?

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As part of the QMH centenary, we are trying to source old pictures of the hospital, particularly pictures of the maternity wards and photos taken inside the hospital.

If you have any pictures that we could use in our exhibition, please get in touch with Denise Webb by email or by calling 020 8308 3013.

History

The Queen's Hospital was opened in 1917 in the grounds of Frognal House and initially provided pioneering plastic surgery to First World War soldiers with facial injuries, under the auspices of Sir Harold Gillies, until 1925.

It was renamed Queen Mary's Hospital in 1930. It continued to develop as a district general hospital serving the local population after the Second World War.

Today, following a £30 million redevelopment, services at Queen Mary’s hospital are run by a number of renowned healthcare organisations including:

  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • Hurley Group