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Marie Curie “Helper” service.

Marie Curie is celebrating the rollout of its ‘Helper’ service across the whole of Devon and is calling on people to consider volunteering a few hours of their time each week to support local people with terminal illnesses and their … Continue reading

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A Nineteenth-Century Bideford Doctor.

William Henry Ackland was born in Bideford in 1825 and was the son of a doctor. His father, also William Ackland, had been apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary in Bideford, but William Henry trained at University College Hospital in … Continue reading

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Memories of Bideford Hospital.

Bideford Hospital 1962 My father had a chemist’s shop in the High Street and I married a local girl just before my final exams. From a London teaching hospital to Bideford Hospital was a steep learning curve for me as … Continue reading

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