We meet many people on the streets who have trained in Lewisham Hospital or worked in Lewisham. We would love to collect your stories. Please send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish them here.
Sue Stead – formerly Sue Cooke
‘I did my nurse training at Lewisham 1974-1977, Group M under Miss Mutasa. After that I worked in the A&E Department from 1975 to 1984. Then, it was the second busiest A&E in South London after Kings, and I would think it is much the same today. The hospital then was what had been the Lewisham Workhouse. There was a nurses home beside it behind the register office, where a lot of the nurses stayed. Either there or at Hither Green.
My son was born in Lewisham in 1980, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else even though I lived in Bromley, and I was under the care of Mrs Karnicki. My son was premature and spent three weeks in SCBU where he received excellent care.
I made many friends Lewisham, and still have them today. We keep in regular contact even though they are scattered around the UK and Ireland.
I attach a picture of my badge which I have always been very proud to wear.
My son and I will be joining you on 16th March and I wish you luck with the campaign.’
‘I am a Consultant Paediatrician now working in Scotland, but count my experience as a junior doctor in Lewisham A+E in 1999/2000 as some of the best training and experience that I gained anywhere in my career.’