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Barnsley Beckett Hospital

Thursday April 14 2011


From the photo gallery Barnsley - Blast From The Past




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Reply Posted by Louise on Monday August 12 2013 at 14:46
I remember going to childrens outpatients appointments here when I was little.

Reply Posted by Joanne Berrington-Potts on Saturday August 31 2013 at 14:02
I was born in this hospital in 1969. (How weird. .)

Reply Posted by Ralph Farcas-Greaves on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 17:12
I don't think you were born at the Beckett Hospital in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, formerly West Riding of Yorkshire as there were no maternity beds. The maternity unit was at St Helens Hospital, Pogmoor, Barnsley.

The wards at the Beckett were:

Fitzwilliam - Male Orthopaedic
Lambert - Male Medical
Sherian and Whitham - Male Surgical Wards.

Harvey - Female Medical
Wentworth - Female Orthopaedic
Fountain - Female Surgical.

Pausy, Scales, Newton and Taylor formed the Old Wing for Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat.

Childrens, Gynaecology and Maternity wards also Coronary Care, - St Helens Hospital at Pogmoor, Barnsley.

Care of the Elderly - Mount Vernon and Kendray Hospitals.

I worked at the Beckett 1966-68 and St Helens 1971. The new maternity unit and psychiatric unit opened on the site of Barnsley District General Hospital. St Helens Hospital was demolished 1972 and 1973 as the rest of the new General Hospital opened.

Reply Posted by Ralph Farcas-Greaves on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 17:20
I don't think you were born at the Beckett Hospital in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, formerly West Riding of Yorkshire as there were no maternity beds. The maternity unit was at St Helens Hospital, Pogmoor, Barnsley.

The wards at the Beckett were:

Fitzwilliam - Male Orthopaedic
Lambert - Male Medical
Sherian and Whitham - Male Surgical Wards.

Harvey - Female Medical
Wentworth - Female Orthopaedic
Fountain - Female Surgical.

Pausy, Scales, Newton and Taylor formed the Old Wing for Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat.

Childrens, Gynaecology and Maternity wards also Coronary Care, - St Helens Hospital at Pogmoor, Barnsley.

Care of the Elderly - Mount Vernon and Kendray Hospitals.

I worked at the Beckett 1966-68 and St Helens 1971. The new maternity unit and psychiatric unit opened on the site of Barnsley District General Hospital. St Helens Hospital was demolished 1972 and 1973 as the rest of the new General Hospital opened.

Reply Posted by nc on Saturday October 19 2013 at 23:43
I remember going into a&e around 1970 when I was 4, I've still got the scare on my finger.

Reply Posted by Susan Foster on Friday November 15 2013 at 13:03
I was a nursing cadet and then a student nurse herefrom 1958 until 1962 and I remember this entrance and building very well .

Reply Posted by Betty Carr RN on Tuesday February 18 2014 at 15:44
Fond memories of graduating with my twin sister here in 1953. Now living in the Pacific Northwest on Vanvouver Island, Canada. Cheers to anyone I might have known.

Reply Posted by Geraldine on Sunday September 18 2016 at 01:48
My mother Margaret Spain worked at St Helens as a mid-wife for some years until around 1959 and always talked about how much she enjoyed working there.. My sister was named Helan.

Reply Posted by Dawn Barkley on Wednesday August 13 2014 at 22:17
My Grandma, Jennie Stockton passed away in Beckett's hospital 1966, age 56 years "Bless Her" XXX

Reply Posted by Denny on Saturday August 23 2014 at 22:58
I have a vivid memory of being 3 years old and having to be held down by 6 nurses and 2 doctors to give me an injection in beckett a&e after a fight between a lawn mower and my fingers....... The lawn mower won of course. Haha

Reply Posted by sue on Sunday November 30 2014 at 18:50
I lived in the nurses home here from1974-76/7. What a great time we had!

Reply Posted by Sue on Sunday November 30 2014 at 19:48
Ralph i only started my nurse training in 1974 and worked in the old St Helen's hospital until at least 1976

Reply Posted by Tina mclellan on Monday December 1 2014 at 19:16
I was in this hospital quite a lot as a little girl, firstly for eye ops(my first memory of becket was being in a ward of old ladies after an operation) and then being held down on a theatre table whilst I had a skin graft on my leg(what a nesthetics!!!)at age 9!! I still have a bad scar on my leg from the poor treatment!

Reply Posted by Kevin Green on Friday May 20 2016 at 22:41
As a five-year-old, I spent a week in Becketts on the men's ward after a road accident left me with a fractured skull. When a bed became available in the children's ward at St. Helens, I was transferred there for the remaining week before being allowed home. I always remember the kindness of a chap called Terry who had the next bed to me at Becketts, and who sent one of the nurses out to get me a toy car and some comics.

Reply Posted by Anne Wharton nee Longley on Wednesday August 10 2016 at 22:31
I was a cadet in 1968, then Student nurse 1969 to 1972. Remember working at Barnsley Beckett, then later going into block for theory at St Helens! Would love to get in contact with people from those training days. Matron Chester was at Beckett hospital

Reply Posted by Peter Shields on Friday January 27 2017 at 21:51
I am trying to find the burial location of Lyndon Emily Catherine Swift who died on 25th August 1960, she is not in Barnsley cemetery or any other Council Cemetery, can you give me any idea where she would be buried please ( my website is www.cemeteries.org.uk) she is not in any of these Cemeteries, any advice would be appreciated, Kind Regards, Peter

Reply Posted by Shaun Atkinson on Friday March 24 2017 at 00:02
I had operations on my eyes when I was about two. That would have been 1972. I was told that I was on a ward with older patients. I can vaguely remember place as I went back for check-ups before the BDGH opened in 1977.

Reply Posted by Chris on Tuesday April 25 2017 at 15:34
My grandma worked here from 15 years old! She started 1951 and graduated 1953, are there any other nurses who remember Joan Margaret porritt? I hope you see this, Betty Carr, you would have been training together i think :)