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Sorry to come to this so late, but I worked at the Royal on West Street in Cardiology from 1968 until we finally moved to the RHH. Also worked at the RI. I can confirm what others have said that the Miners Welfare Block was at the Royal Hospital not the RI. It was also referred to as Pay Block there being a small private ward on the top floor with individual rooms.

 

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in the operating theatre. The sister in charge was a Miss Smeaton, and I have a photograph of both of them in the theatre which had a marble panelled wall.

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Although based at the Royal on West Street, I occasionally worked in Cardiac theatres at the old Infirmary. I normally did cardiac theatres at the Childrens Hospital working with the surgeon Mr Desmond Taylor and the anaesthetist, Dr Di Robertson. The first time I worked with them at the Royal Infirmary, Dr Robertson asked me what I thought of the marble walls which he referred to as 'urinal architecture'.

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I wonder if the "Dr Chesterman" is the Chesterman that one of the wings of the Northern General Hospital, or whether it's more likely that it is (Rabone) Chestermans it's named for.

 

The NGH has wings named for the Industrial "Greats" of Sheffield, such as Hadfield, Huntsman, Firth, Vickers;- hmmm...

 

Yes Mr. Chesterman was a consultant heart surgeon at the Northern General which was previously called The City General. The ward is named after him .

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Hi everyone! I wasnt sure where to type this but this might be the closest I could get to a Royal Infirmary Hospital post.

 

My grandfather, Mr Muthusamy Sakravail, 87 years old from Malaysia, was training at said hospital in 1965 for about a year. I was wondering if anyone do remember him? We are currently with him in London and might pop by Sheffield tomorrow to show him around. I just came to know that the hospital has closed down very much earlier. Could I confirm that the staff etc has been transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital? 

 

Hoping to hear from any kind souls soon. Thank you very much in advance! 

 

-Niv-

 

 

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A friend of mine with the surname of Marshall. His father was the person who put all the broken bones in pot.

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8 hours ago, NIVR said:

Hi everyone! I wasnt sure where to type this but this might be the closest I could get to a Royal Infirmary Hospital post.

 

My grandfather, Mr Muthusamy Sakravail, 87 years old from Malaysia, was training at said hospital in 1965 for about a year. I was wondering if anyone do remember him? We are currently with him in London and might pop by Sheffield tomorrow to show him around. I just came to know that the hospital has closed down very much earlier. Could I confirm that the staff etc has been transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital? 

 

Hoping to hear from any kind souls soon. Thank you very much in advance! 

 

-Niv-

 

 

The staff may have gone to Hallamshire or Northern General Hospitals I think depending on their speciality

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