Staff and patients celebrate 90th anniversary of Bideford Hospital

STAFF and patients celebrated the 90th anniversary of Bideford Hospital this week.

The hospital, in Abbotsham Road, was opened on 23 September 1925 by Sir William Reardon Smith, a famous ship owner who was born in Appledore and founded his own company in Cardiff.


DOROTHY Perkins cuts the cake with Lyn Jewell.

A wooden plaque to mark the opening is displayed in the current outpatient area.

The hospital catering team made and decorated a special cake to celebrate the anniversary, which was given to patients with their afternoon tea and to staff throughout the building.


PATIENT Dorothy Perkins, aged 91, and Lyn Jewell (senior staff nurse) are pictured with the anniversary cake on Willow Ward.


SHEILA Muddiman and Judy Crummy (staff nurse on Elizabeth Ward), who have both worked for the local NHS for over 30 years.


SHEILA Muddiman (hospital administrator) and Sharon Harris (outpatient and MIU receptionist) are pictured with the plaque.


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Last updated: March 6, 2018