Nottingham Hospitals History

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1951: Opening of the Nottingham City Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Department

Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Mr. And Mrs. Wigman, together with other distinguished guests  at the opening of the Nottingham City Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Department.

I what became an icon of the hospital’s O.T. Department, the back end of a Barton’s Bus used, as the picture above shows, to improve patients mobility when simply getting and getting off a bus.

In later years, after the Occupational Therapy Department had transferred to more modern building, the iconic back end of a bus fell into disuse. Consequently, when that area of the hospital was redeveloped, when it was eventually moved, it crumbled in a pile of rust!