Looking at our health service under the microscope

The national health service today finds itself under the microscope like never before.

Friday, 1st December 2017, 8:51 am
Updated Friday, 1st December 2017, 8:53 am
Ingham Infirmary in 1973.

This picture selection, from the 1960s through to the ’70s, features staff, management and visitors to the Ingham Infirmary, during the days before the NHS was under intense pressure to achieve targets and make ends meet.

They include nurses and nursing sisters, as well as consultant radiologists, members of the South Shields Hospital Management Committee and an organiser of the local WRVS.

Right, Sister Sarah Cain and Nurse Margaret Maughan keeping equipment in the theatre in order. 1970.

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25th anniversary of the founding of the Concordia Club in 1974.
New X-ray department at Ingham Infirmary in 1962.
Right, Sister Sarah Cain and Nurse Margaret Maughan keeping equipment in the theatre in order. 1970.
25th anniversary of the founding of the Concordia Club in 1974.
New X-ray department at Ingham Infirmary in 1962.