Memories from the Maternity Ward of the Old OTMH

Memories from the Maternity Ward
Memories from the Maternity Ward of the Old OTMH
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Nolan A Machan

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Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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Since posting the article on the demolition of the former Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, there have been on outpouring of shared memories on Facebook. So in keeping with that spirit, I’ve found a wonderful way to share memories from the maternity ward.

Former Oakville Hospital Site’s Demolition Begins post.

On December 13, 2015, I had the opportunity to walk through the deserted former hospital located at Reynolds street and MacDonald in Old Oakville. It was an odd feeling walking around of what had become just a the shell of its former self, until I came across the memories from the maternity ward. These memories were written on the maternity ward walls by mother, fathers, nurses, doctors, custodians, and volunteers. They were heart warming.

I could not help but be nostalgic, since my son who is now 22 was also born at OTMH. The staff were caring, knowledgeable and thoughtful then, as they are today. So, as I came across message after message in the maternity ward, I started to take pictures to commemorate this old building, and the wonderful people who gave it heart.

I knew there would be a time to share these, and I believe that this moment is now.

Please enjoy the Memories from the Maternity Ward of the former Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

If you have pictures or a special story you would like to share about the people and experiences at the former Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, please send it along. You are also welcome to post them on OakvilleNews.Org’s Facebook Page.



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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Suzanne Henderson says:

    One of my sons was born there in 1972. Our family doctor was Dr. Williamson. My baby was delivered by Dr. Joy Armstrong.
    I particularly remember a very competent nurse on the floor called Mrs. Anstruther.

    • Barb Wiseman says:

      I also had both my sons there. One in 1974 and one 1976. It was a beautiful experience although I had to have C-sections with both babies. The nurses were super friendly, especially an older Ukrainian nurse. Sad to hear the hospital has closed.

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