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welder

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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2019, 05:36:12 PM »
COHSE Strike Purdeysburn Hospital

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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2019, 07:14:38 PM »


Hi Welder,

Is there a chance your GF served in WW1.  There is a possibility

he was suffering from P.T.S.D. from the results of gas being used

in that conflict. The illness presents itself in many different forms

and was certainly not recognised in the 40s and 50s. Could explain

his admission to Purdysburn then.


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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2019, 07:27:16 PM »


Evening Monkey Nuts.

I don't know the answer to your question. Between the end of WWI 1918 and GF's

passing on 1940 there is a 22 year gap. I've no way of knowing the state of GF's

health. He was gone before I was born 1945.

Incidentally his last address was Arosa Parade Belfast BT15
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2019, 08:44:27 AM »


The bearded COHSE representative's banner. What cover up is he referring to   ???
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2019, 03:18:28 PM »


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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2019, 03:25:58 PM »
When I delivered them post to Purdysburn hospital I went into this canteen for my dinner.
I went to dances there and met my wife there ,and still married after fifty years,she lived in Spanish nurses home,
the male nurses lived in Divis  nurses home.
There were tennis courts which were packed and many waiting to get a game.
Sadly a lot of wards were given to charities and even a child's nursery.
They had a dairy farm which is now YOC   social club.

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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2019, 04:23:33 PM »
Sister Davidson and  Mrs Gowdy  were wardens in Spanish and
Sister Gibson  and Hans  Doherty where night patrol locking
the door at Slemish. at eleven
Seamus  Young was Cohsw. Union representative.

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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2019, 06:15:50 PM »


I thank you all for your contributions. Before I joined BF I knew little

about Purdeysburn Hospital other than GF died there  March 1940
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2019, 12:30:59 PM »


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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2019, 04:25:00 PM »
Hi welder, done a wee bit of hoking the webb as I have a loose connection to that general area.  In the death notice it says he died from Scarlatina which as you know is another word for scarlet fever.  In relation to the Donegall Road Military Hospital which seemed to have existed from September 1940 until July 1943.  The records on that hospital are held at the National Archives at Kew.  What in recent years was known as Belvior Park Hospital and Purdysburn Fever Hospital was opened in 1906 as Belfast City Infectious Diseases Hospital.  Appreciate its maybe not much but if it helps a wee bit well good.
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2019, 04:34:19 PM »


Thank you for that Cookstown. Yes I saw the mention of Scarlatia. I posted it because

The text mentions Purdeysburn Hospital.

I will have a look at those Archives thank you.

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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2019, 08:05:10 PM »


Well I've had a look at the Archives at Kew online and their Hospital Record

start at 1948, when the NHS began.

GF died in Purdeyburn March 1940

Think I will e-mail them.
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2019, 05:37:31 PM »
An account of conditions and treatment of patients  was given to me by someone who had a relative incarcerated there due to mental health problems around 1934 ,GRIM   would be the best description Today thankfully there is abetter understanding of  conditions such as depression [size=78%]   [/size]

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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2019, 07:47:36 PM »


Thank you Maymac. My GF who died in there March 1940, I only ever once that I recall

asked my Father about his Father. As best as I can recall Dad's reply it

was he was in Purdeysburn, he was gassed, he didn't last long.

I'm assuming (without fact) that he was gassed for Electro Convulsive Treatment (ECT)

that may have killed him. I don't know.

Nothing I could know could alter the fact he died.

Incidentally today 12/6/2019 is the 29th anniversary of the death of my Father RIP
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Re: PURDEYSBURN HOSPITAL BELFAST
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2019, 10:18:17 PM »
There were a few unpleasant details in the relay of information I received regarding Purdysburn which I won't go into except to say the patient with mental health problems also died in the hospital aged 23 years   Your Father R I P