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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Myra tells us about the visits to the children made by a group of bikers on Christmas Day.
An image of the first Mother and Baby unit at the Duchess of York Hospital- Myra tells us which mothers would have used this facility.
Myra describes the conditions in the original operating theatre of the hospital.