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Sorrento Hospital Nursing Home

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Netty1

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For the best information on Sorrento click on Main Sites at the head of this page, click on Birmingham B14, scroll down to War Years, scroll down to Moseley and Sorrento hospitals. Text and pictures are brilliant.
Thank you for that it was really interesting and what a grand looking place. It's hard to imagine actually being there and the first face I would have seen would have been that of a nurse and not my Mum.

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Sparkhill Boy

master brummie
Following a visit to Birmingham last week found the site of Sorrento Hospital on Wake Green Road. Sadly now a block of low level flats. Aptly named "Sorrento"
Us Sorrentinos still have a place to remember!
 

Sparkhill Boy

master brummie
Not of the block of flats,
Pictures of the original Sorrento are on this site. Go to Main Sites at head of this page, click on B14. Scroll down to war years, scroll down to sorrento hospital.
 

sandracoley

master brummie
my mom used to work at the sorrento .marion leake.....she loved all the newborn babies and ended up having 8 of her own....
 
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tom ward

Guest
I was born in Sorrento as well Jan 21st, 1953. And I always had a mad urge to go to.....................Melbourne!
 

hanna

knowlegable brummie
I have so enjoyed reading all the SORRENTO MEMORIES!! M kes me a little sad though,:cry:..I was born in Sorrento Hospital , Oct. 26th. 1950. My parents always talked about it.... but when my brother was born 2 years later I was sent to Father Hudson's Homes in Coleshill to be looked after the nuns for 3 weeks cos there was no one to look after me. my parents were Polish and didn't know anyone well enough to trust me with. !!! When thay came to pick me up and I had forgotten who they were...so they say!!:(
 
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BernardR

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Hanna that reminds me that I was said to have forgotten my Mom when she came back from Hospital wiht my little sister. I hid.

Now this reminds me that I and my sister always understood that she was born in Sorrento but when asking her to dig out some information for me she discovered that according to her birth certificate she was actually born at Selly Oak. Now why on earth would we have been told it was Sorrento?
 
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teffen

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Hann thta reminds me that I was said to have forgotten my Mom when she came back from Hospital wiht my little sister. I hid.

Now this reminds me that I and my sister always understood that she was born in Sorrento but when asking her to dig out some information for me she discovered that according to her birth certificate she was actually born at Selly Oak. Now why on earth would we have been told it was Sorrento?
That's where Sorrento Hospital was. My birth Cert says 15, Wake Green Rd.
 
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BernardR

Guest
Sorrento was, as you say, in Wake Green Road, Moseley; which is about 3 1/2 miles away from Selly Oak Hospital where my sister's birth certificate shows she was actually born.
 
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Bernard67Arnold

master brummie
Hello again, My daughter Stephanie was born at the Sorrento on Primrose day 1955, I still sit and wonder where all those years have gone,to be
honest the place always looked a bit of a dump to me, cheers Bernard
 
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teffen

Guest
Hello again, My daughter Stephanie was born at the Sorrento on Primrose day 1955, I still sit and wonder where all those years have gone,to be
honest the place always looked a bit of a dump to me, cheers Bernard
Hi Bernard, I went there with my Dad in 1950. I wasn't allowed in the wards so I had to wait by the window of the room my Mum and baby sister were. Dad lifted me up so I could see them thru the window.
The window overlooked a cloistered square with grass and flowers growing. Must have been better maintained then as I thought it looked quite posh, I was a 5 year old brought up in Saltley, which was a dump.
 

susiemoon

proper brummie kid
I gave birth to my children in Sorrento in the early 80s.
I was very sorry to hear that it had closed down.

They had the best itu unit in the country for sick babies.
They saved my son who had complications.
 
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josietrue

gone but not forgotten
hi
i was born at the sorrento in march during the bad snow of 1947
the story my dad always told me was that i lost him a fortune on the horses becouse mom was in labour with me ( knowing my dear old dad it was more than likely 5 bob he lost
josie
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
I've been to the real Sorrento in Italy (Bay of Naples) last year, so whenever I pass Sorrento Court on Wake Green Road, it reminds me of it!



I do remember in the 1990s when the site was derelict houses (of the former hospital).
 

Anne Watton

master brummie
My father was stationed in Italy during the war at a military placed called Pozzuolli, he absolutely loved Sorrento and The Amalfi Coast, he used to talk about it often. My eldest brother Bruce was born at The Sorrento on March 26th 1948 but sadly died of leukemia in 1950. This year my son and his wife married in Sorrento, Italy and I felt I had a special bond
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squeak

New Member
I was born at the Sorrento at 4 pm on 14 November 1948 - same day as the then Princess Elizabeth gave birth to Prince Charles at 9 pm - according to the Birmingham newspaper there were 4 boys and 2 girls born at the Sorrento that day including a set of twin boys that my mum told me where born a few minutes before 9 and a few minutes after. I wonder where those people who shared by birth place and date are.
 

PatHayward

master brummie
My oldest daughter Lindsay was born here on St.David's Day, 1st March 1957 and after leaving here eight days after giving birth I continued to contribute daily to Sorrento's Milk Bank for premature babies. Milk was contained in a mini- fridge provided by the hospital and left out on our front door step for collection every morning and I was paid 3pence for every pint that was donated.
 
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