WHIPPS CROSS VOICES
Voices of Whipps Cross
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...it was strange to see the long corridor completely empty.
There was a needleroom in C7 that sewed patients' gowns.
As part of my student nurse Psychiatric training in Claybury Hospital, Woodford Bridge, you were sent to Whipps Cross for 9 weeks to experience General Nursing.
Whipps Cross was definitely an eye opener in November 1979, big change from Psychiatric Nursing.
If requested, the Barber would cut and shave the male patients on the wards and the hairdresser would wash, cut and style ladies’ hair on the wards.
Camilla Parker Bowles opened an osteoporosis scanner in her role as President of the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
In 1999, I was in Tuvalu, South Pacific and met an ENT team who had trained at Whipps Cross.