Title ID 973Collection ID453
TitleRamsgate General Hospital: Hospital Appeal
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsBuildings Health Services Hospitals
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionN.N.S. Trailers
DistributorVisual Information Service (168a, Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11)
Format16mm Black & White Sound
Duration4min. 18sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short promotional film about the appeal to raise funds for the extension of Ramsgate General Hospital. The Chairman of the Extensions Committee presents the film, appealing to people to donate towards the new casualty and outpatients departments. The film includes plans of the proposed new buildings.


Opening title: "Ramsgate General Hospital Extensions, Your Hospital Appeals To You", [accompanied by music soundtrack]. Shot of the chairman of the Extensions Committee sitting at a desk in an office; he reads a speech about the launching of the appeal to raise funds for the extension of the hospital. Still image of Augustus Pugin; the history of the hospital is explained with reference to Augustus Pugin's role in establishing the hospital. Shots of the exterior of the hospital; nurses at work in a ward. The growth in the work of the hospital is explained. Shots of a nurse attending a patient in an outpatients room; shots of busy corridors. Shots of architect's plans for the new casualty and outpatients buildings. The chairman appeals for the support of the public; 3D perspective of the hospital site with the proposed new development. Shot of the appeals office at Augustine Villa; shots of Ramsgate from the sea. The chairman reinforces the importance of the hospital to the town and its visitors.

Titles: "Please Help By Sending What You Can To", "Appeals Secretary, Ramsgate General Hospital Extensions, Augustine Villa, Westcliff Road, Ramsgate. N.S.S. Trailers", [accompanied by music soundtrack].


A black and white still image taken from TID 973, showing a architectural front elevation plan of the new South building for the hospital Outpatients department.