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Mobile infant welfare unit MED01_01_2635 Featured Before the NHS Image

Mobile infant welfare unit MED01_01_2635

Borough General Hospital, Tremona Road, Shirley Warren, City of Southampton. Nurses posed by a van of the mobile infant welfare unit at Borough General Hospital.
In January 1942 the mobile infant welfare unit was presented to the Ministry of Health by Boots, who also maintained and staffed the unit. It was allocated to Southampton and Portsmouth and could travel to areas where air raids and bombing had disrupted regular child welfare services

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Blood supply MED01_01_0922 Featured Before the NHS Image

Blood supply MED01_01_0922

Army Blood Supply Depot, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, City Of Bristol. Two men transferring blood from small donation bottles into large glass Winchester bottles. Plasma transfusion. This picture shows the pooling of the blood returned to the depot after being obtained during the day by the blood transfusion teams. From 300 to 350 pints are taken during the day and the abstraction of the plasma takes place during the night. Photographed in August 1940 by Topical Press Agency Limited

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