Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital

Back Row from left to right

Hilda Wolfe, ? Ivy Cresswell, Elaine Overton Tunnicliffe, ? Avis Smith? Geoffrey Baker, Betty Faraday.

Front Row from left to right

? Joyce Cutts? ? Sister Iris Pennington, Derek Scott, ? Yvonne Stone.

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  • Mr Baker, father of my friend, Alison, operated on my leg in 1982, after a serious RTA where my left tibia and fibula had been smashed at bumper height, and then my leg put in plaster for 5 months whilst I had neurosurgery in Leeds.
    I then returned to Chesterfield to have my surgery at the Old Royal. He had to ‘break’ the bones as they had set once more. The 3 longest pieces were chosen and then set together in a ‘Wagner’ and plaster of Paris, which was removed the day before Christmas Eve 1982. I had a specially designed plastic removable support (probably one of the first).
    The surgery has lasted until the present; only new knees are required now to cope with the arthritis, so I think its a big Thank You to Mr Baker even though I didn’t get to Harlow Wood. I recuperated at home, Dad was a GP and Mum a qualified Nurse.
    So Thanks again Mr Baker, the leg is still standing xxxx

    By Philippa Lowe nee Smith (26/07/2020)
  • I remember this well. I am the nurse next to Elaine Tunnicliffe and was known as Georgina Brown, nee Drinkwater.
    Working at Harlow Wood was the happiest time of my work life

    By Georgina French (01/05/2020)

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