On This Day, 21st February 1918, 100 years ago, Haslemere’s Holy Cross Hospital received its first patients.
The event was celebrated today at the Shottermill hospital with Cllrs Bradley, Dear, Odell, Round and Barton (if she will pardon the mention) joining others including the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey.
Holy Cross was opened as a sanatorium for the treatment of TB after the First World War and has evolved over time to the fantastic facility that exists now for the care of highly dependent, mainly long-term patients.
Patient care is largely funded by the NHS with the Friends of the Hospital raising money for special purchases, the most recent being a new transport ambulance.
The Hospital thoroughly enjoyed a Royal visit from Princess Alexandra last October as you can see here. (another HaslemereToday page).