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“Metal Prisons”: Polio nursing in 1950s Belfast (Belfast)

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RCN Northern Ireland

17 Windsor Avenue

Belfast

BT9 6EE

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“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.

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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.

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17 Windsor Avenue

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