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01-06-2008, 00:09   #1
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Hi, does anyone remember being in King Teds Hospital in '65? Remember Nurses Marshman & Travis? I had to learn to walk again after being kept in bed for about a fortnight, (due to a neck op!) & decided that it'd be much more fun trying to surf down the ward on my walking frame. However, the floors were newly polished, so I shot under 3 beds before coming to a halt with a bump on my head! Never was right after that!!
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02-06-2008, 12:23   #2
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I was in the same hospital in 1967,I was there from 23rd Jan to Dec 12th,it was a great place,my best mate was Lee Platts Bobby Knutts nephew.
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02-06-2008, 23:33   #3
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My consultant was Dr Hertzog, & he used to also be in attendance at Firth Park Clinic, where I had to go for physio. Is he still around, does anyone know?
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03-06-2008, 10:25   #4
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My consultants were Mr Sharrard & Holdsworth.
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03-06-2008, 11:15   #5
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My consultant was Dr Hertzog, & he used to also be in attendance at Firth Park Clinic, where I had to go for physio. Is he still around, does anyone know?
Dr Hertzog died a few years ago. I read somewhere he wrote a book on the history of Rivilin Hospital. I was in Rivilin when he first started, taking over from Dr Patterson.

My Dr, was Mr, Pappworth.
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Thanks for that, Dido - have often wondered!
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Thanks for that, Dido - have often wondered!
One day I will get round to sorting my photos out on Photo bucket. I have a photo taken on ward B3, when Billy Smarts Cicus came to visit. Ithink it was taken about 1953.
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17-07-2008, 20:15   #8
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My Dad was in King Edwards for about 2 years 64-66? I got so used to visiting him there that I did my nurse training there from 73-75. He was also in there alot when he was a boy. I have lots of very old pics from then, when they were outside on the beds in the snow!
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My Dad was in King Edwards for about 2 years 64-66? I got so used to visiting him there that I did my nurse training there from 73-75. He was also in there alot when he was a boy. I have lots of very old pics from then, when they were outside on the beds in the snow!
What years was your Dad in King Edwards?. I remember they used to put us outside about May and bring us back in about September. I was there from 1950 to 1954/5.
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17-07-2008, 21:34   #10
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My mumwas a nursing auxillary there from about 1974 until it closed
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17-07-2008, 22:22   #11
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Dido, do you remember Billy, he had some sort of special chair, he was in some of the pics with my Dad. He must have been there from about 1948 or there abouts. He had TB in his leg.
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17-07-2008, 22:23   #12
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Sanman, what ward did your Mum work on?
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17-07-2008, 22:26   #13
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My consultant was Dr Hertzog, & he used to also be in attendance at Firth Park Clinic, where I had to go for physio. Is he still around, does anyone know?
The German-born Dr Eric Herzog was medical superintendent at King Edward's Hospital from 1952 to 1972. He died in Manchester, aged 90, in February 1997 - he was a fine doctor. His friend Prof. William Sharrard died, aged, 80 in 2001 - another fine orthopaedic surgeon. He did a grand job after my 1972 motorbike accident - three months in the Infirmary and a few weeks in a caliper and I was OK again.
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18-07-2008, 13:39   #14
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Dido, do you remember Billy, he had some sort of special chair, he was in some of the pics with my Dad. He must have been there from about 1948 or there abouts. He had TB in his leg.
Yes I do remember him. I havent even thought about him for over 55 years.
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The German-born Dr Eric Herzog was medical superintendent at King Edward's Hospital from 1952 to 1972. He died in Manchester, aged 90, of bronchopneumonia in February 1997. A fine doctor. Prof. William Sharrard died, aged, 80 in 2001 - another fine orthopaedic surgeon. He did a grand job after my 1972 motorbike accident - three months in the Infirmary and a few weeks in a caliper and I was OK again.
I spent many weeks in King Edwards hospital, Dr Herzog and Prof Sharrard were my doctors too. I had polio when i was young and had many operations on my legs.

I remember Prof Sharrard asking me on one of my clinic visits what i wanted to do when i grew up and i said i wanted to be a nurse, and he said you can come and work for me lol.

Years later when i trained as a pupil nurse, I worked in the theatre as a swab nurse, I got all the bloody swabs thrown at me and i had to wash them in formaldahyde and hang them up and count them at the end of the op to make sure that none were left in the wound.

I had the honour to watch him operate. If there was an interesting operation going on in the next theatre, he would take his camera and take pictures, then come back and finish what he was doing. He gave the scrub nurse a hard time i remember if she didnt hand him an instrament so that he could feel it slap into his hand he would just let it slip from his fingers on to the floor and demand another one.

I remember seeing him walking down the corridor at the childrens hospital, I was in uniform and only 18 at the time and just started my training and i remember shouting his name, after the words were out of my mouth, i realised what i had done and i thaught "God now i am dead" lol. But he turned round and spoke to me, and when i reminded him who i was he said that he was glad i had started my training and good luck with it. If matron had been around i would have been on the carpet for sure.

As a child i remember at King Edwards they would wheel us out in our beds on to the patio so that we could be outside in the sunshine. It was a beautiful hospital back then. Im glad that both doctors lived into old age, they were both brilliant men.
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One day I will get round to sorting my photos out on Photo bucket. I have a photo taken on ward B3, when Billy Smarts Cicus came to visit. Ithink it was taken about 1953.
Dido i would love to see the pictures hun.
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09-09-2008, 20:31   #17
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Bellstar, My scanner has died on me, and I am going to have to buy a new one , I'll post photos as soon as I can.
You did'nt say what years you were in Rivilin, there were a couple of girls names from that era I know, Annette Haywood and Joyce Green. Do you remember them?
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I was born in 1953, I started with polio when i was about 18 months old, and was in and out of King Edwards and the Childrens Hospital and Thornbury Annexe up until the age of 15. Im not too good with names at the best of times lol, and they dont ring a bell for me im afraid.
I hope you can get your scanner up and running again soon love.
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11-09-2008, 16:22   #19
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I was born in 1953, I started with polio when i was about 18 months old, and was in and out of King Edwards and the Childrens Hospital and Thornbury Annexe up until the age of 15. Im not too good with names at the best of times lol, and they dont ring a bell for me im afraid.
I hope you can get your scanner up and running again soon love.
Bellstar I was very surprised when I saw your post as I was born in 1953 and had polio at the age of 2. I was in Lodge Moor Hospital isolation ward initially and after that spells in King Edwards for operations on my foot and both legs. I saw Dr. Herzog at KE VII and Firth Park Clinic and I also remember going to Thornbury Annexe I think. I had a friend there who I saw most times when I went up to KE his name was Kenneth Frost. I remember my mum and his mum used to chat while we waited to see the doctors and we all rode back to Malin Bridge together on the No. 2 Circular bus. It sounds silly but they were happy times! I wonder if we met at the hospital?
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I was born in 1953, I started with polio when i was about 18 months old, and was in and out of King Edwards and the Childrens Hospital and Thornbury Annexe up until the age of 15. Im not too good with names at the best of times lol, and they dont ring a bell for me im afraid.
I hope you can get your scanner up and running again soon love.
I left King Edwards 1954/5, so I dont think we were there at the same time.
When I was in there, there were about 20 beds on each ward, I had to go back there about 15 years ago for a hip replacement, and there were only 10 beds to a ward. The ward seemed twice as big somehow.
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