A historic happy Christmas

We delve into the RCN Archives for a look at Christmas past

From tinsel trimmed trees to (unintentionally) scary Santas, hospital staff  from years gone by tried to bring a bit of festive joy to the wards. We take a lighthearted look at some of the more unusual Christmas images from the RCN Archives.


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