Providence Hospital snap

Cath Philbin’s mother, Annie Walsh, can be seen in the first bed on this 1938 photo taken at the old Providence Hospital.

Friday, 18th April 2014, 10:22 am

The snap was featured in the Mayor’s Carnival magazine of the same year - which was produced in aid of St Helens Hospitals.

The Providence Hospital was in debt at the time and, at times, unable to cope with the demand for beds.