I was deeply saddened to read of the passing of Sister Barbara Baker, she was an excellent midwife and will be deeply missed by many.
When I went into St Mary’s Hospital to have my children – as it was the maternity hospital – I always hoped that Barbara would be on duty and three times she was.
The last time I was admitted, Barbara looked at me and said, ‘Oh! Not you again!’ and laughed, which put me more at ease.
She was brilliant and when I saw her a few weeks before she died, she had lost a lot of her sparkle, but I’m so glad I went to visit her.
Barbara was a good friend and neighbour to my sister too, when the lived in Malvern Crescent a few years ago.
I feel privileged to have known Barbara in my lifetime.