Memories of A&E Dept’

I was interested in the article on the A&E Memories from 1984 and before.

I became Group Matron of Worksop and Retford Hospital Management Committee on 1st August 1969. On that day we had a horrendous storm and my imagination was marred by horrendous flooding of the old casualty department. It was quite a long time before it was replaced!

I also remember a major accident exercise which was supposedly top secret until a member of the department spilled the beans slightly marring the surprise element.

I hope these memories may be of interest. The staff worked in very cramped and old fashioned situations, so very different from the present department.

R. J. Watkins

(Nee Blackwell)