Letter: An excellent midwife and good friend

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.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th March 2017, 10:40 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:12 am
I feel privileged to have known Barbara in my lifetime.
I feel privileged to have known Barbara in my lifetime.

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.

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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.

Ena Williamson

(nee Rogers)

Briercliffe, Scarborough