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Midland Red
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61 of 76  Tue 4th Aug 2015 10:30am  
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On 3rd Aug 2015 3:39pm, Heathite said: Yes, I agree, they need to be difficult to obtain. One's medical details and history should be a private matter between the doctor and patient. I say this because of the current trend in shops or supermarkets (anywhere in fact) where the greeting is "how are you?" or "are you alright?". I usually ask them if they are my doctor. They haven't a clue what this implies or what I'm on about. Anyone with half a brain knows we're not 'alright', we are under pressure from all sides with political, social and financial unease. But the supermarkets want to appear to be concerned for you on a personal level, when in fact the total opposite is the case. All they are interested in is your money. If you dropped dead outside their store (after they've got your money) then that wouldn't concern them. And what can they do if you're not alright? nothing - I suggest. You can see the discomfort of the serving staff when I ask them if they are my doctor, it's obvious they couldn't give a monkeys. but the store's policy is to deceive you into thinking they care. It's simply a device to extract your cash. Apologies if this is off topic but it seems a good place to say this.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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62 of 76  Tue 4th Aug 2015 2:08pm  
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Mmmm, methinks they are told to say it. Company policy. Roll eyes
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Heathite
Coventry
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63 of 76  Tue 4th Aug 2015 5:29pm  
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Hmm, methinks you have understanding. Well said.
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Kaga simpson
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64 of 76  Tue 4th Aug 2015 7:23pm  
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Midland red, Thanks anyway.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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65 of 76  Tue 18th Oct 2016 12:13pm  
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Photo from 1977 Thumbs up
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cov-Irish-ciaran
coventry
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66 of 76  Tue 16th Jan 2018 2:14pm  
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Hi again guys - Ciaran here - I'm after pics of the Gulson Hospital - I couldn't see any at the History Centre Thanks, Ciaran
ciaran

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Helen F
Warrington
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67 of 76  Tue 16th Jan 2018 2:38pm  
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The only pictures that I've seen of the Gulson Road area are from the air at the Britain from Above site. Register/log in to zoom in. Scroll down to the bottom for more images of the area and nearby. Gulson from the air
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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68 of 76  Tue 16th Jan 2018 10:47pm  
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I am glad this thread has come up again as it reminds me of two stays my newly wedded wife had there, both not long after our wedding, 4.1.1966. I only visited her there, but apart from having to have the actual surgery she had nothing but praise for the place; the "lovely caring" Irish nurses and was it visits from "The Sisters of Mercy" (?) who weren`t in the least worried that she was not of their faith. She especially liked the "little blue pills" they gave her at night to take away the pain. Her first operation was for an appendicitis, not quite an emergency but pretty quick. There`s an anecdote attached to the history of her condition. Age of 12 or so, she stayed in St. Andrews, Scotland. She had what was called a Grumbling Appendix, and eventually was taken into the Cottage Hospital there to have it taken out. The Surgeon came through from Edinburgh to perform the operation. On the operating table - she talked him out of it. Apparently she was due to appear in some performance at school and she couldn`t let the rest of the cast down and the pain had ceased grumbling etc. etc. Her own local doctor (friend of the family) was furious. Anyway retribution caught up with her at Gulson Road. She attained a Gold Medal in Speech and Drama - sounds as though she started early. Wave
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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69 of 76  Wed 17th Jan 2018 9:54am  
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matchle55
Coventry
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70 of 76  Wed 17th Jan 2018 7:58pm  
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Blush I'm sorry if I'm hi-jacking this thread, but, regarding my recent request for pics of Elliott's garage at the top of Gulson Rd, is this the same centre right in the aerial view?? Blush
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Midland Red
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71 of 76  Wed 17th Jan 2018 8:08pm  
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Yes, matchle55, it certainly is - well spotted Thumbs up
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cov-Irish-ciaran
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72 of 76  Mon 22nd Jan 2018 3:42pm  
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Hi, I was wondering if I could use these photos for a film I am making? Do you know who has copyright? Thanks, Ciaran
ciaran

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NeilsYard
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73 of 76  Mon 22nd Jan 2018 9:27pm  
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Hi Ciaran - they were just off the web so not 'owned' by me. Hope you've found them useful.
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Helena Cerowski
Hampshire
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74 of 76  Wed 31st Jan 2018 11:33pm  
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I trained in 1974-1977 and lived in the nurses home at Gulson Road for the first year. I was in the end room on the top floor next to the fire escape. It was freezing and had no electricity points. The first thing I was told was that my room was haunted!! I worked on 3 wards and in Edyvean Walker Unit. The Nursing Officer was dressed in bottle green and stood at the entrance to the ward watching us, tutting! We were all terrified of her. The dishy doctor on the children’s ward was Finn Brennick (? spelling). He was the favourite of all the sisters on the ward! I was actually born in Gulson so am proud to say I am a true Coventry kid! I was born on a door placed over a bath - not enough beds my mum said. Then I had to see the school dentist there and can remember being dragged up the stairs to have my brace fitted. When I had an evening off I walked out of the back gate and got pie and chips from Kyriakou fish and chip shop. When I came back late from town, the high gates into the hospital grounds were always locked, so, my friends and I had to climb up and over them to get in. One of my overriding memories there was meeting a patient with the rare Christmas Disease! Happy memories of time there although I was happy to move over to Walsgrave nurses home later. Xxxxxxxxxxxx
Helena

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Helen F
Warrington
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75 of 76  Thu 1st Feb 2018 10:45am  
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Great story Helena. My sister was born on a board over a bath in the Leek and Moorlands hospital. Proof that NHS bed shortage is nothing new. They kept telling my mum that birth was ages off and they'd have a bed for her at the critical moment. They were wrong and the matron just caught my sister before she hit the taps a few minutes later Oh my
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