Podcasts about history of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital

The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital celebrates was founded on 3 April 1854 with monies raised by Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale.  The hospital treats over 60,000 patients every year from across East Anglia and has cared for four million children since it opened its doors.

In 1975, the children’s hospital became part of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and today it provides a wide range of services including cancer care, children’s surgery, treatments for diabetes, respiratory illnesses, allergies, urinary and bowel conditions, plus care for sick and premature babies.

Two podcasts detailing the story of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and the role played by opera singer Jenny Lind have been released for the 168th anniversary in 2022.

Podcast storyteller Mr Richard England, consultant paediatric surgeon, says: “Our hospital has supported generations of children and their families. We are immensely proud of our history, as the second children’s hospital to be established in the country.

“Our story began with the generosity and goodwill of a Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind and people will be able to find out more about her life and how she helped to found the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital.”

The story of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital:

You can find out more about our history on the Jenny Lind website.