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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 10th July, 2017)

Christopher Home

Christopher Home
Wigan Infirmary.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Linda Massa on 10th July 2017 at 06:35

Did that building used to be known as The Christopher Home?

Comment by: PeterP on 10th July 2017 at 08:55

Linda that's what it says in the title.It was the unit for eye operations,Its now used for surgical admissions.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 10th July 2017 at 09:15

My sister was born there 15th April 1965. Mum was determined to have a decent experience after me, 14 years earlier, in post war huts at Billinge Hospital and my brother, born at home nine years earlier.
And she did - always had the highest praise for the Christopher Home and its staff.

Comment by: Sniltub on 10th July 2017 at 09:53

Linda, the clue is in the title.

Comment by: Linda Massa on 10th July 2017 at 11:44

As the advert says "need to go to Specsavers!

Comment by: Derekb on 10th July 2017 at 14:09

Always remember the mother of a schoolmate of mine telling everyone that he had been the first baby to be born in the Christopher Home in December 1937.

Comment by: Al on 10th July 2017 at 14:09

How many CCTV cameras do buildings need to have?. Theyre around every corner - inside as well as out. What has happened to allow this intrusion in everyone's lives, where even your texts, phone conversations, emails and internet can be snooped on by govt agencies & dept's, incl the NHS. No privacy at all. Now even ambulances have cameras mounted on the outside, so when you're on a stretcher coming from your home all of it will (incl your house, which is private property) be on CCTV and no doubt databased and archived for some nefarious purpose. That is after about an hr and half waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Comment by: tricia on 10th July 2017 at 17:53

Hi Linda
I think that at least one of Alice's children was born there. Also I had my tonsils out there.
Hope you are well xx

Comment by: Allan on 10th July 2017 at 19:12

Al have you ever thought that the cctv may be for your protection and the protection of the NHS staff ? Also if you have nothing to hide what's the problem ?

Comment by: Beryl on 10th July 2017 at 20:39

When I was a student nurse about early 19 I did a stint of night duty on the private patients floor, so remember it well. Always a bit squeamish about eyes so very glad not to get a placement in ophthalmology.

Comment by: Ken R on 10th July 2017 at 21:23

Bet you can't see the sniper on the roof.

Comment by: Mick on 10th July 2017 at 22:42

Just watched a telly program about how they catch criminals and was surprised to find out that buses now have cameras recording everything that they see on the steet, what a good idea is that.

Comment by: Ellen on 11th July 2017 at 00:30

For Beryl.-As a student nurse back in the late fifties,I was also rather squeamish about eyes too....and what did I get for my second year night duty?..You guessed it, ophthalmic and neurosurgery! But i survived..you had to,right!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th July 2017 at 11:38

If the cameras detect rogue activities and go some way to preventing idiots setting off explosions and killing innocent people then bring them on. As Allan said, if people have nothing to hide they've nothing to worry about

Comment by: Scaramouche on 11th July 2017 at 12:36

There should be CCTV cameras every 100 yards. If you have nothing to hide what's the problem? You will probably find that the people who complain the most about intrusive cameras regularly update their facebook page about their daily activities for all the world to see.

Comment by: Lock Lass on 13th July 2017 at 13:48

Nice photo Mick. I go along with everyone who agrees with CCTV. Regarding any hospital, there are many vulnerable people in those wards and the CCTV cameras must help to either deter or recognise the 'undesirables'.

Comment by: JEAN GORMAN on 8th August 2017 at 23:33

My daughter was born there in 1995 january 21st we then lived at Dobb Brow rd Westhoughton ... as did a boy callsd Neil who lived just a few doors away . now both jayne and Kay my 2nd daughter are living in OZ

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