Evening of song and celebration marks 165 years of children’s hospital
- Credit: NNUH
The 165th birthday of Norwich's Jenny Lind Children's Hospital was celebrated on Wednesday.
Now based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the hospital first admitted patients on April 3, 1854, thanks to the generosity and goodwill of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind.
And a night of music and talks was held to mark the occasion.
When it was opened, the Jenny Lind was the second such hospital to open in the UK, with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children having opened only two years earlier. Speakers at the event included retired lecturer in children's nursing, Bruce Lindsay who has written a history of The Jenny Lind Children's Hospital, plus Richard England, consultant paediatric surgeon at the Jenny Lind Children's Hospital, who said: 'Today, we provide a first class service for sick children and their families carrying on the good work enabled by Jenny Lind all those years ago.'
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