Heritage Room

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The current exhibition in this room celebrates the role played by the Foxlowe as a hospital during the First World War.

From December 1914 to March 1919, The Foxlowe served as a Red Cross Hospital, one of 16 in Staffordshire and one of over 3,000 auxiliary hospitals across the country, set up to treat soldiers, sailors and airmen who had been wounded in the First World War.

Foxlowe Hospital, which was largely staffed by volunteers, opened with 20 beds but this was later increased to 58. By the time it closed, Foxlowe had provided care for more than 1,100 resident patients.

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