Ballochmyle Hospital memories relived

Aug 31, 2009 Full story: Kilmarnock Standard 21

A MUCH loved and much missed hospital. That's Ballochmyle - once an important general hospital.

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Mrs jamieson

UK

#1 Sep 5, 2009
My mother trained and worked here in the late 1980's as a staff nurse. i have fond memories of the grounds picking acorns from the trees and waiting with my dad to pick mum up from her shift. Unfortunately my grandmother was a patient here and died in 1987 at the hospital. It is a part of my life and i will miss it.
Ann Harrison

UK

#2 Sep 15, 2009
I worked here as an auxilliary nurse from 1985 - 1995, I have so many memories of taking patients a walk around the grounds in wheelchairs and many happy memories of friends and colleagues
siobhan

Glasgow, UK

#3 Oct 14, 2009
My dad died in this hospital 20yrs ago and its sad that the place he spent his last minutes is now a luxury housing estate, it was a good hospital
James

London, UK

#5 Dec 13, 2009
My late wife trained as a nurse here. I still have many happy memories of the dances in the nurses' home, and the young doctors smuggling in bottles of vodka and whisky, as the matron, Annie Spense, diapproved of alcohol.
Fay

Vancouver, Canada

#6 Mar 31, 2010
I was a student nurse at Ballochmyle in the 60s these were happy times, living in the nurses home was lots of fun.
We respected the Matron Miss Spence, I think because we were afraid of her.
elaine campbell

UK

#7 Dec 3, 2010
I was a patient in 1963 in ballochmyle,i was only 10yrs old and i remember the nurses on the ward and thought they were just wonderful,they took great care of me,i went on to do my training as a nusre and was seconded to do a placement there,i learned a lot during my time there and enjoyed it very much,its so sad that it has gone.
Paul Davy

Milton Keynes, UK

#8 Mar 8, 2011
I completed my nurse training there 1988 to 1991 and have a great deal of fond memories from the place- the parties where famous and far better than the ones at Crosshouse.
Valerie Cooper

Manchester, UK

#9 Nov 18, 2011
I was a patient at Ballochmyle Hospital as a child in the fifties and early sixties.My ward overlooked the nurses' home. I remember playing on the veranda attached to the ward.On your way to the theatre, you would be reassured, by being told you were going to see Mickey Mouse!
I have fond memories of Ballochmyle and recently visited. I took a walk down memory lane towards the nurses' home and along the main entrance to the gate. I picked some Scot's Pine cones, the seeds of which I am going to plant to remind me of my childhood and the lovely people I met there. One lovely person in particular, was plastic surgeon, Doctor Mustardy.
Yusuf JANUWALA

Blakehurst, Australia

#10 Jan 28, 2012
I did my residency in Medicine from Feb 1975 to July 1975 at this wonderful place and met some lovely people.The consultant I worked for was ALex Slessor( can't remember the correct spelling ). My co-resident was Dr Cowan and registrar Dr Purohit. Please contact me on yaj48@hotmail.com if you are someone I worked with.
Foxy

New York, NY

#11 Jan 31, 2012
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
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"El veloz murciélago hindú comía feliz cardillo y kiwi. La cigüeña tocaba el saxofón detrás del palenque de paja."
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Eddie Johnstone

Greenford, UK

#12 Jul 1, 2012
Fay wrote:
I was a student nurse at Ballochmyle in the 60s these were happy times, living in the nurses home was lots of fun.
We respected the Matron Miss Spence, I think because we were afraid of her.
I was also a student nurse at Ballochmyle - in 1964-1965 - under Miss Spence. My main memories were of we nurses walking the short distance into Mauchline to have a coffeee in the Cafe and of our impromptu music nights in the recreation hall where there was a grand piano which I loved to play. I gave up my nursing course midway through to join and to travel to Germany with a pop band. Names of fellow nurses I recall fondly were Kate Girvan and Joy Major - my two girlfriends. I hope they qualified and prospered.
siobhan

New York, NY

#13 Jul 30, 2012
My mother trained and worked here in the late 1980's as a staff nurse. i have fond memories of the grounds picking acorns from the trees and waiting with my dad to pick mum up from her shift. Unfortunately my grandmother was a patient here and died in 1987 at the hospital. It is a part of my life and i will miss it.
Iain

Glasgow, UK

#14 Oct 5, 2012
Does anyone have recollection of a Mauritian nurse at Ballochmyle called Devi Savaraman (sp?) around 1968?
claire

UK

#15 Nov 20, 2012
My gran ran the canteen here between 1981-1983 I was wondering if anyone can remember dr darrem Paul's surname thanks
claire

UK

#16 Nov 20, 2012
Hi further to the above post if anyone knows his surname or where he is now could U email me on claireelliott79@yahoo.com
Attilio Orazi

New York, NY

#17 Jan 18, 2013
I was a house physician in medicine at Ballochmyle in the first half of 1982. The two consultants I trained with were Dr. Cambpell-Ferguson and Reynolds. I wonder is anyone remember those days and would care to reminisce with me. Best regards to you all.
david cunningham

Australia

#18 Feb 26, 2013
I too was a patient in ballochmyle hospital 1950, Dr. Mustardi was the plastic surgeon who operated on my ankle ,also there was a lady who worked in the kitchen ,her name was Jean, and I can remember her telling me to go up Jacobs ladder, I wonder if anyone can remember any the staff back then love to hear from any one.
joyce

Stockton-on-tees, UK

#19 Oct 23, 2013
Fay wrote:
I was a student nurse at Ballochmyle in the 60s these were happy times, living in the nurses home was lots of fun.
We respected the Matron Miss Spence, I think because we were afraid of her.
I trained there from 1970-1972 I remember Miss Spence very well
Eamon Holmes

Edinburgh, UK

#20 Dec 13, 2013
You know, i remember visiting there back in 75, taking a huge poo. Never flushed either.
Have a nice day whatever you're up to from all the team.
Lily Steele

Loughton, UK

#21 Dec 13, 2013
david cunningham wrote:
I too was a patient in ballochmyle hospital 1950, Dr. Mustardi was the plastic surgeon who operated on my ankle ,also there was a lady who worked in the kitchen ,her name was Jean, and I can remember her telling me to go up Jacobs ladder, I wonder if anyone can remember any the staff back then love to hear from any one.
I was under Mr Mustarde from 1956 till he retired,I can't remember kitchen staff but remember some of nursing staff,nurses Smith,Fowlds also auxilliaries Bruno Smith,Mrs Mc Kissock as well as hospital Matrons. Mr Mustarde passed away a few years ago,he was in his 90's and had unfortunately succumbed to Altzheimers but was a wonderful and leading light in plastic surgery,he also set up a hospital in an African country.I will always remember and be thankful to him.

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