Hazardous Hospitals is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship, exploring the history of safety in the British National Health Service.

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm.

Florence Nightingale (1863), Notes on Hospitals.
A surgical operation to reconstruct a patient’s anterior cruciate ligament. Drawing by Virginia Powell, 1996. Wellcome Images


Hazardous Hospitals: Cultures of Safety in NHS General Hospitals, c.1960-Present is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship, grant number 219756/Z/19/Z.