Cane Hill Hospital

Remembering the history of Cane Hill Hospital

3. Memories


Through the memories of staff, patients and visitors, Cane Hill is brought to life. Please contact me if you would like to share your memories of Cane Hill. My email address is

Written by Ali

September 25th, 2009 at 10:15 am

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  1. I worked at cane hill from 1956 leaving as a charge nurse in september 1965. I thoroughly enjoyed those years and now find it extremely sad that the hospital has been razed. I well remember the time Dr Walk was locked in a ward during the night when found wandering the corridor by vanbrugh ward muttering to himself by a student nurse, he later praised the nurse for his dilligence

    william mackay

    20 Oct 09 at 11:48 am

  2. i was in canehill as a patient on queens ward 1970/71. i was only 18yrs old and have many memories of some wonderful staff especially sister beecham, Staff nurse Pilgrim and staff nurse Hodgson. the hospital helped me at a time when i was feeling so suicidal. my doctor was Roderick-Evans. i feel so sad to see it has been left derelict.

    Susan Nash

    28 Feb 12 at 9:47 pm

  3. My Grandad was a patient in the 1950s. My Dad said he made him some wooden toys which he treasured. Can anyone shed a light or share some memories on the Occupational Therapy at Cane Hill and how patients were kept occupied?


    22 Dec 12 at 11:42 am

  4. hi i lived at cane hill from 74 to 77 my dad was the fire chief who worked with ernie thownsend my brother robert and i lived in the house next to the mortuary the hospital was our playground and i went to smitham school where i met my childhood sweetheart jenny hart who i was lucky enough to meet up with again 30 years later we are still together but as for cane hill what a place i still cant find any pics online of my old house and from visits it is now gone but my memories are still fresh though

    neil blunden

    20 Jan 13 at 8:56 pm

  5. Hi! I am just wondering, do any of ye know a man by the name of James (Jim/Jack) Carley. He was an Irishman who worked at Cane Hill who retired in the 80’s. I think he was charge nurse of nursing officer. He had his own house I’ve been told.

    If anybody could help, I’d appreciate it as he’s my grandfather.

    Sean Carley

    2 Jan 18 at 10:59 pm

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