In the last couple of weeks I have read in the national press some disturbing articles about hospitals.
A couple of weeks ago I spent eight days in Mexborough Montagu Hospital, on Adwick Ward, and I have nothing but praise for everybody who works on that ward... from the cleaner to the doctors.
Superb treatment, high quality food and excellent banter with the nurses – brilliant!
It’s strange for me because in 1944 I was born there. I’ve only had two operations in my life and had them at the Montagu.
On the other side of the coin I took another hospital to court, in 1999, for failing to find the cancer that killed my wife.
Ironically, my daughter is a nurse (senior staff) at Sheffield Children’s Hospital ,looking after kids with that dreaded disease, so I think I can write this with some knowledge.
The other point I would like to mention is this – the Adwick Ward overlooks Cemetery Road and there was a building opposite being demolished. It was a few years ago the nurses’ quarters.
Question is: how did this get sold, and who by, as I thought it was part of the Montagu, and surely Lord Montagu would have put something down in writing about the selling off hospital property? Hope somebody can answer this?