Exhibition to mark 40th anniversary

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An exhibition on the developments in healthcare at Ninewells Hospital is being held to mark the hospitals’ 40th anniversary.

The hospital was officially opened on October 2, 1974, by Her Majesty the Queen Mother. The exhibition, created by Tayside Medical History Museum, is timed to commemorate this date.

It was the first new teaching hospital to be built in Britain since the 19th century. The exhibition highlights examples of new technology and techniques that have transformed healthcare over the past 40 years – including the introduction of CT scanning, keyhole surgery and IVF treatment.

NHS Tayside chief executive Lesley McLay said: “This public exhibition to mark Ninewells’ 40th anniversary reflects the many significant developments in healthcare since the first patients were treated at the hospital 40 years ago. It also highlights the close partnership that has been forged between NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee over the years.

“The exhibition not only acknowledges the tremendous amount of work carried out by staff on the front line delivering healthcare services, but also the many who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes.”

The driving force behind the exhibition has been Matthew Jarron, curator at the University of Dundee Museum Services, which helps run Tayside Medical History Museum. The exhibition is in the School of Medicine’s Information Point opposite the reception desk in the main concourse. It runs until the end of November.