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  • Interviewee is exactly "Myra Wood"

Duchess of York Hospital - Nursing Training

There are three clips in this playlist, in the first Myra describes her schooling, wanting to be a nurse aged 9, the letters she had to provide to apply, the interview and her three month trial at Briarwood.

In the second she talks about training…

Duchess of York Hospital - Life as a Nurse

In these four audio clips, Myra Wood first describes the duties of a nurse, including washing clothes, cleaning and cooking for the children, their responsibility for the hygiene on the ward, making the feeds for the babies and answering the…

Duchess of York Hospital - Changes in Nursing

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Myra Wood describes some of the changes in nursing; the support nurses used to receive, the numbers of children each nurse was responsible for, and caring for ten or more patients.

Duchess of York Hospital - John Thaw's Father

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Myra Wood describes the collection of breast-milk for the hospital, along with the processes followed at the hospital. One the ambulance drivers collecting the milk was Jack Thaw, father of John.

Duchess of York Hospital - Mother and Baby Unit

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An image of the first mother and baby unit at the Duchess of York Hospital, built by the Friends' Group.

In the additional sound clip, Myra describes which mothers would have used this room: those with very sick children and those whose children…

Duchess of York Hospital - Bikers' Charity

Myra Wood describes the charitable work done by a group of bikers from Cheshire. The image was taken on Christmas Day, with Myra sat on the motorcycle in the centre.

Duchess of York Hospital - Old Operating Theatre

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A photograph taken of the old operating theatre at the Duchess of York Hospital.

Myra Wood describes how the area was cleaned and maintained by the nurses.