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More human face of hospitals

In 1952, as a child, I had a major operation in hospital. The rules were that children in hospital couldn't see their parents, except for the two hours on Sundays. This included nursing babies.

I hope today's reader will immediately see that this led to some traumatised children.

Parents formed the National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital and campaigned against these rules.

Now conditions for children in hospital are wonderful.

HENRIETTA CUBITT

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