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  • Short Summary

    Item about poor children receiving treatment at the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital.

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    Title reads: "Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital. Thingwall Hall, Cheshire".

    Intertitle reads: "Film by: Messrs. Pathe Freres".

    Intertitle reads: "Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital. Patron - HM Queen Alexandra".

    Intertitle reads: "Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Heswall".

    Intertitle reads: "Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital. Myrtle Street, Liverpool".

    Intertitles reading: "Operating Theatre", "Anaesthetic Room", "X-ray".

    Intertitle reads: "One of Liverpool's poorest children receiving treatment in the - Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital".

    LS hospital showing nurses on balconies. MS sign and hospital donation box. Paediatric hospital ward showing male and female doctors and nurses at work, babies in cribs. Panning shots exterior of hospital. MS entrance with sign above door. MS toddlers in cribs, doctor listens to their chests. CU baby in crib. Exterior back of hospital - children play in gardens, watched over by nurses.

    Dramatised sequence: small crowd of people wait outside door of terrace house in poor area of city. An ambulance arrives, the driver and a nurse take a stretcher from the ambulance into the house. A worried mother stands over her sick child, who lies under a blanket. The nurse and driver stretcher the child to the ambulance.

    The nurse and driver carry the stretcher into the hospital. The child, a little girl, is examined by male and female doctors. Nurses prepare the child for an x-ray. An anaesthetist anaesthetises the child. Surgeons at work, operating on the child - shots are not graphic but are very good for depicting operating theatre of the era.

    VS children's ward - lots of beds are packed together closely. Doctors, the Matron and nurses are doing their rounds. They inspect the little girl who has just been operated on. CU little girl sitting up in bed, playing with doll and looking happy. Children and nurses dancing in a circle in the hospital gardens. The little girl breaks away from the circle when she sees her mother arriving for a visit. The mother and daughter embrace. Nice shots of mother and daughter cuddle.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:12:00 / 01:48:01:00
    ON 380 A

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