Documenting Middleton Hospital, Communicable Disease Centre and the Medical Heritage of Singapore
The project documented the long history and rich heritage of the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC, formerly Middleton Hospital) following its closure in 2018. It investigated the historic role of the hospital as an institution for the medical treatment, quarantine and control of infectious diseases since 1913. It considered the heritage value of CDC’s buildings, especially its Nightingale wards. In the course of its work, the project mapped the hospital as a significant theatre of memory through oral history interviews of over 30 doctors, nurses, other ancillary staff, public officials, former patients and their families, and the wider community.