Nurses Singing Christmas Carols at Lissue House

Nurses Singing Christmas Carols at Lissue House

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Location

Lisburn, Lissue House

Year

1964

Date

Production 16/12/1964

Length

03min 12sec

Audio

silent, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

The young patients at Lissue House in Lisburn are treated to the nurses singing carols. Some little ones munch on sweets they got as gifts. The nurses sing 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful', 'Once in Royal David's City' and 'Hymn for Christmas Day' as they walk around the wards carrying laterns and bringing some of the children with them.

Notes

Lissue House in Lisburn was originally a private home, and in planning for the evacuation of children in the Second World War, Colonel and Mrs Lindsay offered the house to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children as a hospital for the treatment and convalescence of child patients. In 1945, after the War, the hospital was closed, but the Lindsays then donated the house to the newly created Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority. After a period in which the buildings were modified it was reopened in 1949 as a paediatric hospital, addressing children’s health problems current at that time, such as tuberculosis, lobar pneumonia, rheumatic fever and worm infestation. By 1959 Lissue was a busy branch of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, treating surgical and medical patients and able to house up to seventy patients. It fulfilled this role for just over two decades. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production

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