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Doncaster hospital celebrates former nurse


Doncaster Royal Infirmary this month celebrated one of its former wartime nurses.

Former nurse at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Lillian Richardson, celebrated her 90th birthday on 11 April.

To mark the occasion, her family donated a photograph of her, taken when a nurse at DRI in 1943, to the hospital.

Nurse Richardson was invited back to DRI this month to see her photograph displayed as part of the trust’s photo gallery.

The photograph was taken after Ms Richardson had completed a 12-hour night shift in 1943.


Readers' comments (5)

  • Thank you NT for delivering some positive news. I think it right that these former dedicated nurses should be recognized. Well Done SRN Mrs Lillian Richardson

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  • lovely photo and reminds me of my Mum and all the wonderful stories she used to tell. Not to mention the time when milk was rationed and she spilt some taking coffee to Sister's office. It was more than her PTS place was worth to confess so she got a cloth and squeezed it all back into the jug off a spotlessly clean floor. She then whispered in the ear of one of the doctors she fancied not to take any milk in his coffee!

    The photo is a lovely gesture and must be a proud one for the trust.

    It also reminds me of the old Guy's network in my area where one 80 year old SRN friend and widow of a Guy's surgeon had one room (a small museum) in her house totally devoted to Guy's memorabilia - a fascinating collection indeed. She was also devoted to reuniting all the Guy's people in the area and inviting them to endless meals and parties in her house which were very popular as she was an excellent cook and many tales of old were swapped there!

    I wish I could still call my self an SRN with pride. I qualified in 1978 in what seemed to be far happier times in the profession despite all the many opportunities which later became available until the present cutbacks.

    My warmest good wishes to Ms Lilian Richardson, SRN.

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  • How lovely that Doncaster Royal is honouring a former nurse, who worked there when times were much harder.
    Well done, Mrs Richardson SRN, and didn't you look good after a 12 hour shift!!

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  • Its lovely to see the honouring of nurses who worked when times were harder. well done SRN Richardson you look stunning in both photos i wished i looked that good after a 12 hour night shift. well done to DRI for celerbrating thier nurses in such a positive light

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  • It is good to see something positive in the press and in NT for a change!

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