Metal Prisons: Polio nursing in 1950s Belfast

04 Oct 2018 15:00 - 17:00

RCN Northern Ireland, 17 Windsor Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EE

FREE

“Extra iron lungs were hastily flown in … Most were not needed ... There were many deaths that weekend.”
Join us to hear first-hand experiences of nursing polio in the 1950s, from the frightening and uncomfortable iron lungs in which patients spent their days, to the bonds that developed between children trapped in these “metal prisons” and their favourite nurses.

Accessibility

Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

RCN Northern Ireland
17 Windsor Avenue
Belfast
BT9 6EE

17 Windsor Ave
Belfast
BT9 6EE

 

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