Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead) Archive Project


  • West Sussex Record Office

Project summary

This project will create access to an archive about the development of plastic and reconstructive surgery and patient rehabilitation during the 20th century. It will focus on the pioneering work carried out by surgeon Archie McIndoe at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. West Sussex Record Office is working with the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead Museum and the Guinea Pig Club. The project will create an online catalogue to file level, preserve and conserve the archive to enable digitisation work, and create digital surrogates of the Guinea Pig Club patient case files and a collection of drawings by Mollie Lentaigne depicting surgical procedures.