Hospital Wards Honoured as New Development Street Names

Date: Friday 27 January 2012

Taylor Wimpey’s Nightingale Gardens, set to launch on the site of the former Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, will have its streets named after the hospital’s wards.

The list for the development includes prominent figures from the site’s history such as physicians, benefactors and governors of the hospital, including Dr Louis Borchardt, James Holden and Bernhard Liebert.

The development will also be officially opened in March by Brooke Taylor, who received regular treatment and reconstructive surgery at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, following the removal of a pelvic tumour, when she was 10 years old.

Pat Mayle, chairman of Pendlebury Nurses League said: “I cannot tell you how much the decision to name the roads after the wards means to our members. All I can say is that until the late 70's we had to live-in when we began our training, so Pendlebury became a very special place for all of us. There was a lot of nostalgia when it closed and our members are thrilled that the names at least will live on.”

Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Nightingale Gardens has a rich and long history and we wanted to be able to celebrate it. Naming the roads after prominent people in the decorated history of the hospital ensures that it will be remembered for many years.”

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