Memories of Watford Isolation Hospital, Tolpits Lane

Like John Baldwin I went into Watford Isolation Hospital with Poliomyelitis in 1948, which would have been very useful with Covid-19 and remove the fear of people visiting Watford General Hospital for treatment for other serious diseases such as Cancer, Strokes, Heart problems etc. Everything I took in with me pyjamas, Teddybears etc., were burnt and did not come home with me. I am happy to provide more data if required.

This page was added on 26/04/2020.

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  • I was admitted to Shodells in 1947 with polio, I was in a iron lung, I do not remember as I was 6 months old, my mother told me the story, I was re-admitted to The Peace Memorial Hospital when I was 4 years old because of complications regarding the illness. I do remember being there and crying for her on the front back by of the hospital. I have dealt with my disability and lead a full life, thank goodness.

    By Pamela Vollam (22/10/2021)
  • If you would like to supply more details, I will gladly at it into this article.

    By Geoff Cordingley (26/04/2020)