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    Anyone got any info on Broadgreen Hospital history. I know it was the Fairfield infirmary beforehand but would like some pictures and info on the hospital and staff from 1970 onwards. I worked there as a theatre technicianbetween 1973 and 1981 before moving to the new Royal Hospital.
    Anyone please help.


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    Highfield Infirmary, Old Swan, an epileptic home, was opened in 1903 by the
    Liverpool Select Vestry. In 1922 Highfield Infirmary was transferred to the
    Liverpool Corporation and it became the Highfield Sanatorium for tuberculosis
    sufferers. In 1929 it changed its name to Broadgreen Sanatorium and later
    became Broadgreen Hospital. Liverpool Record Office holds the records of
    Broadgreen Hospital, 1931-1989 (ref: 614 BRO), but no earlier records for
    Highfield Infirmary survive.

    From http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/ and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.h...iverpool.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
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    Highfield Infirmary, Old Swan, an epileptic home, was opened in 1903 by the
    Liverpool Select Vestry. In 1922 Highfield Infirmary was transferred to the
    Liverpool Corporation and it became the Highfield Sanatorium for tuberculosis
    sufferers. In 1929 it changed its name to Broadgreen Sanatorium and later
    became Broadgreen Hospital. Liverpool Record Office holds the records of
    Broadgreen Hospital, 1931-1989 (ref: 614 BRO), but no earlier records for
    Highfield Infirmary survive.

    I was interested to see that Broadgreen Hospital was classed as being in Old Swan in 1903. Does anyone know where Broadgreen actually is. I've never been able to define its boundaries. A distant relation used to live in Broadgreen Hall. This was on Rocky Lane which people now class as Childwall.
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    Thanks for the info Mark. Looks like another trip to the records`office

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    My son was born at Broadgreen Hospital. I will always hold a fondness for the place. Thanks for posting the info.
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    I used to work there between 2003-2007 and I'm amazed how small it looks compared to how it is now. Also interesting to see that the estate I used to live on (open space above hospital on map) didn't exist back then either! Think they may have been built in the 1920's / 30's?
    I think even up until just three years ago I was doing tests on patients' heart function on those wards in the map picture. I think it was wards 28-32 that I used to frequent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    1908 -
    Highfield Infirmary, Old Swan, an epileptic home, was opened in 1903 by the
    Liverpool Select Vestry. In 1922 Highfield Infirmary was transferred to the
    Liverpool Corporation and it became the Highfield Sanatorium for tuberculosis
    sufferers. In 1929 it changed its name to Broadgreen Sanatorium and later
    became Broadgreen Hospital. Liverpool Record Office holds the records of
    Broadgreen Hospital, 1931-1989 (ref: 614 BRO), but no earlier records for
    Highfield Infirmary survive.
    FROM THE LRO - slightly different dates

    The buildings on the outskirts of Liverpool that were later to house Broadgreen Hospital, were opened as an old people's home in 1906. After about 1925 there was a change of use and the institution became the Highfield Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers. In 1929 it changed its name to Broadgreen Sanatorium. During the Second World War a number of Liverpool city centre hospitals sustained bomb damage and as a result the sanatorium was pressed into service as a general hospital. This development into a general hospital continued after the Second World War and in about 1946 the sanatorium changed its name to Broadgreen Hospital to reflect its changed role. In 1948 the hospital became part of the National Health Service and in 1991 became an independent NHS trust. In 1995 the Broadgreen Hospital and Royal Liverpool University Hospital trusts were merged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    Anyone got any info on Broadgreen Hospital history. I know it was the Fairfield infirmary beforehand but would like some pictures and info on the hospital and staff from 1970 onwards. I worked there as a theatre technicianbetween 1973 and 1981 before moving to the new Royal Hospital.
    Anyone please help.
    Hiya - my mum worked at Broadgreen from 1964 - 1985, her name is Margaret Elizabeth Blackburn, she was a student nurse, then staff nurse, sister and eventually did her midwifery training, ending up in running family planning.... if you remember her please contact me. It was Highfield Infirmary built in 1903 as an epileptic home, then TB infirmary, after the may blitz of 1941, it became a district hospital.
    I remember when we didnt have alot of money, mum would take me over to the nurses home for a bath! - i have a picture of the original plan of the hospial on my blog - http://paulamuir.blogspot.com/
    Hope this helps

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    Had a look at the blog Paula about Kirkdale and the hallowed turf - EFC and also Cavern pics - great stuff.
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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