Myra Wood and the Duchess of York Hospital

Working at the Duchess of York Hospital for 39 years, Myra Wood describes her time at the hospital while it was based in Burnage.

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Duchess of York Hospital - Nursing Training

In these clips Myra talks about applying to work at the hospital, training at Briarwood in Levenshulme, and touches on her years in training at the Duchess of York itself.

Duchess of York Hospital - Life as a Nurse

We learn here about the strict hierarchy in force at the hospital, with Myra also talking about the many and varied duties of a nurse in the late 1950s.

Duchess of York Hospital - Changes in Nursing

Myra tells us about the support nurses used to receive and the numbers of children each nurse was responsible for, caring for ten or more patients at a time.

Duchess of York Hospital - John Thaw's Father

Letter from John Thaw to Myra

As a young nurse, Myra and others were driven by ambulance driver Jack Thaw, father of the actor John.

Duchess of York Hospital - Bikers' Charity


Myra tells us about the visits to the children made by a group of bikers on Christmas Day. 

Oral Histories



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Myra Wood and the Duchess of York Hospital