City General - The Story of a Hospital


This documentary has three main sections. Firstly, we are taken on a guided tour of the hospital site in 1988 charting its growth in buildings and services from its days as the Stoke-on-Trent Workhouse to the busy, highly equipped hospital it is today.

The fast disappearing remnant building, rooms, facilities from the early days are captured here on film.

Then we hear comments from many hospital staff doctors, nurses and other workers past and present of how things have changed over the decades, together with some personal stores and anecdotes.

Finally, we look at some other aspects of working life in The City a hospital rich in character and history. This is a valuable document of the hospital filmed in 1988 on its centenary.