Anthony I too had meningitis I was in LBH in 1957 , my mother was frightened to death . Reason is a female cousin of mine in the ROI died with it about 8yrs earlier , I had a couple of lumbar punctures while there came out and had another couple of weeks off school to recuperate . The strange thing about it was when our GP was called out after I took bad , he said it was a bad cold/flu when he was called again his locum came and got me into LBH straight awayI to was in Little Bromwich Hospital in 1949 aged 3 growing up nobody spoke about my illness it was all hush hush.My Doctor in 2014 told me that I had Meningitis I realise now that I am lucky to be alive so a big THANK YOU to the NHS.
Hi pat I have been researching a little about little Bromwich hospital. Came across the site . I actually trained at east Birmingham hospital in 1975 to 1978 was searching for old pictures of the original little Bromwich hospital. My uncle was a patient their before I was born . Polio . He survived .Re: little bromage hospital
I wad in Little Bromwich when I was five years old in 1941 with whooping cough and double pneumonia and our ward was opposite to the Diptheria ward on the first floor. We were all wheeled out onto open - air balconies all day however cold it wad and we could wave to children in your ward. I wad in there for six weeks and parents were only allowed to visit once a week on the promise that we would not cry when we saw them with their masks and gowns on but of course we always did. It wad very scary to be without your Mom and Dad for such a long time.
I worked here from 1976,History
The hospital has its origins in an infectious diseases hospital known as City Hospital, Little Bromwich which was completed in June 1895. Intended for activation only at times of medical emergency, it was tasked with responding to a typhoid fever outbreak in 1901. Three additional pavilions and a nurses' home were added in 1904. It treated patients with scarlet fever, measles, diphtheria and tuberculosis during the First World War.
After joining the National Health Service as Little Bromwich Hospital in 1948, it became a general hospital in 1953. It was renamed East Birmingham Hospital in 1963 and saw considerable expansion in the 1970s.The world's last smallpox patient, Janet Parker, was treated at the hospital during the smallpox outbreak in 1978. It became Heartlands Hospital in 1993.