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Words from the Wards

10-25 August 2024 18:15-19:15PM Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3 9EF

To celebrate the rich history of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, we’re stitching together a collection of your stories of healing, prescribing, treating, and repairing.

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The stories performed/presented at these events have been drawn from an open call out to the Edinburgh community as well as via specific writing groups for older people that we deliver (Corstorphine Dementia Project, our writing group for older adults) as well from healthcare professionals who used to work and/or were trained in the former Royal Infirmary including the Pelican Nurses. The stories showcase a range of experiences and memories linked to the former hospital - there is a mental health theme running through
many of them. 

Gallery

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Image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival

Image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival

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