Were you born in the Jessop?

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It is 10 years this month since the Jessop Hospital on Leavygreave closed.

Most of the builidng has now been demolished – all that remains is the original Victorian block, which has been refurbished by the University of Sheffield.

Memories of the Jessop, however, can never die. So many babies were born there, so many Sheffield women spent time in its wards.

All those memories were collected in Born In Sheffield, which told the whole story from the opening of the first Sheffield women’s hospital in 1864 up to 2001.

New copies of that history are available, for a very low price, in local Oxfam shops.

I am one of the authors and I still meet people who worked at the old Jessop and don’t know about this book.

Helen Mathers