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Offline oldcrone

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Black Notley Hospital
« on: Friday 09 June 06 00:19 BST (UK) »
Wondered if anyone had any info on Black Notley Hospital?

My dad died there in 1965, suffering from broncho pneumonia aged 37 - his main disease was multiple sclerosis.  At the time we lived in army quarters in Colchester (dad was a Warrant Officer).

Just wondered why he ended up in Black Notley rather than a hospital in Colchester? 

Cheers for any help with this!

Clara


Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada
Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey
Chatfield: Kent
Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland
Lyden: Ireland
Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey
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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 June 06 03:29 BST (UK) »
Hello Clara

This person's web document mentions it was an emergency hospital for service people.
http://www.atsremembered.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/simpsonPsheetpdf.pdf

Linda
Dorman, Waite, Moore, Clark/Clarke, Neil, Rennie/Rainey, Brown, Mclean, Day, Millar/Miller, Gunion/Gunzion, Thomson, Black, Milvain, McCubbin, Steadman, Kirby


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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 June 06 07:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, Linda - explains it all  :)

best wishes

Clara
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada
Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey
Chatfield: Kent
Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland
Lyden: Ireland
Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey
Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks
Boys: Sussex/London
Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 June 06 18:35 BST (UK) »
In the 1950's it was a TB hospital, I am not sure when it changed from that :-\

Kind Regards,

Frances :)
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Bolton/Camberwell           Emery Potton Bedfordshire
DeBoo/ Poplar/Anywhere           
Oliver /Chatteris, Cambs.   
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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 June 06 00:55 BST (UK) »
Sorry I have probably misled you Clara.

It was a TB hospital and probably with the casualties from WW2 opened for emergencies for service personal.
This paper mentions it:
http://www.catholicdoctors.org.uk/CMQ/1947_Edition/TB_and_family_1947CMQ.htm

Linda
Dorman, Waite, Moore, Clark/Clarke, Neil, Rennie/Rainey, Brown, Mclean, Day, Millar/Miller, Gunion/Gunzion, Thomson, Black, Milvain, McCubbin, Steadman, Kirby

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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 June 06 06:49 BST (UK) »
Re Linda's link

I am talking from personal experience. Doctor Cohen (known to us as Dickie Cohen) saved my life, and I am not exaggerating. I was seriously ill when admitted and although I did not realise at the time, he told my parents that he could give me the drugs but not the will to survive. Dr. Cohen also said that ten years before he could not have saved me.

I spent well over a year in Black Notley Hospital (Sanatorium) at the time I was there ward 9 was the maternity ward.

The hospital also treated TB patients from Malta who arrived  with a nurse who then became a member of the wards team.

Patients often went to Passmore Edwards House in Clacton for convalescence, this closed down due to lack of patients  in 1956 :) and those of us not fit to go home were returned to Black Notley :(

Frances :)

PS If anyone else has memories of the 1950's I would love to hear from you, please send me a PM.
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Hope/Buckinghamshire    Palmer Cambridge
Hope/Camberwell            Palmer Essex  
Bolton/Camberwell           Emery Potton Bedfordshire
DeBoo/ Poplar/Anywhere           
Oliver /Chatteris, Cambs.   
Redkison/ Anywhere          
Carter Bedfordshire
Bernard/Stepney
Lawrence/Colchester Essex 
Carter/ Leytonstone
Bones/ Essex
Tullett/ Surrey/Essex

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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 June 06 08:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much, Linda and Frances, for all this extra info.   :)

I can only imagine that my dad was admitted there in 1965 because he had pneumonia - if at that time it was a hospital with a particular specialty in lung disease?  Obviously he had an serious underlying problem (MS), which perhaps meant that he needed specialist care.  Whatever the circumstances, he died shortly after being admitted, as far as I can remember at the time (I was only 9).

Thanks again, as this has cleared up something that I've puzzled over for some time.  ;)

Clara
Shaw/Smith: Ottawa, Canada
Davies/Hill: Monmouth/Gloucestershire/Middlesex/Surrey
Chatfield: Kent
Crone: Kent/Sussex/Surrey/Ireland
Lyden: Ireland
Pannell, Newland, Proudley (travellers): Sussex/Surrey
Dobson, Hollins: Staffs/Cheshire/Warwicks
Boys: Sussex/London
Payne: Suffolk/London
Hasting(s): Sussex

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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 June 06 16:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Clara,

   I live about a mile and a half from the old Black Notley Hospital.  My late Dad was in there for a hip replacement in the mid 80 s.  My wife also worked there for a while.  Sadly the hospital was demolished about ten years ago roughly and a new housing estate built on the land.  I believe the only things they left was hospital chapel and the social club hall which is still in use.

Regards

Nimrod

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Re: Black Notley Hospital
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 September 13 09:11 BST (UK) »
Clara

Not sure if you are still interested in Black Notley Hospital, but if you are this provides information.
http://www.zendata2.talktalk.net/hospital_book.htm
When the new housing development was built on the site of the hospital most of the roads were named after the hospital wards. Furtrhermore most of the brick buildings were kept and turned into houses. In fact I live opposite The Limes which I believe was the Doctors' residence.

Mark
Olleys in Essex