Fullerton Hospital Christmas Events

January 1965

South Yorkshire Times          January 2nd 1965

Fullerton Hospital Christmas Events

The wards and corridors at Fullerton Hospital were decorated for the Christmas season and with the help of many subscribers to the comforts Fund each patient received gifts and extra fare was provided.

The scene in the men’s ward depicted Aladdin and his Lamp and the window pictures in connection with the story were done by Miss Christine Lambert, and the statuettes by the niece of the Matron, Miss G. Murphy.

The women’s ward was decorated to the rhyme of “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”, and was complete with crinoline ladies. The small ward had the Nativity Scene. The corridor was affectively done with plants and trimmings lent by Conisbrough Urban Council.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the patients were allowed one visitor for tea. On Christmas Eve some of the boys and girls from the Parish Church Choir attended along with the vicar (Rev. T.N. Evans) and sang carols, for which Mr. G. Blenkiron was pianist.

On Sunday afternoon the Mayor and Mayoress of Doncaster (Coun. And Mrs. S.C. Holbrook) visited the hospital and chatted with patients. They were received by the Chairman of the Doncaster Hospital Management Committee (Mr. S.T. Firth) who was accompanied by Mrs. Firth and also by Miss Tutin (Matron), Mr. T. Holcroft (a member of the Doncaster Committee) and Mr. A. Jones (Secretary). Afterwards they visited the Crookhill Road Hospital and were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Firth, Mr. Holcroft and Mr. Jones. They were received there by the Matron (Miss Barwell-Turner). The Mayor and Mayoress congratulated the staff on the work they had carried out in decorating the wards. At both hospitals the patients were full of praise for the staff.