Anyone from Bury?

Anyone from Bury?

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Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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size13 - yes I will be going to salford uni.

Will still be living in Preston but doing placements in Bury so will be well travelled in 3 years!

chim450

1,452 posts

230 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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Hi Lois, I live not far from Bury and have worked at Fairfield Hospital and still go there for the odd clinical meeting.

Bury itself is like any other smallish northern town, reasonable shops, town centre full of chavs etc...

Motorway access is pretty good, although at the moment roadworks on the M66 are a pain in the arse, plus gatsos enforcing a 50mph limit. I would from experience say that driving to Salford on the whole would probably be a better solution than the Metro (I used to commute to Hope Hospital when I worked there which is in Salford).

Fairfield itself is a nice place to work and I have had a couple of friends who have worked on maternity there and really enjoyed it.

I hope you enjoy your placement there, I will keep an eye out for any Fiestas with Pistonheads stickers in the car park.

boltontvr

262 posts

233 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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ricardinho said:


I live in South Manchester which is considered a better place to live by some and IMHO, but it's not necessarily any safer, just less poor, better quality nightlife......


.... and they put lemonade in their beer .

Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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chim450 - I wanted Hope Hospital as it would have been easier to live away but it wasn't to be!

Any idea what the uniforms are like there????!

Think I will have to get a PH sticker now!

size13

1,983 posts

226 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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Lois said:
size13 - yes I will be going to salford uni.

Will still be living in Preston but doing placements in Bury so will be well travelled in 3 years!

I went to Salford Uni and travelled from Bolton - used to leave home at 8:10 and get there about 8:50. Mainly went down the A666 & A6 as the M/way/A580/A6 route took an extra hour!

I guess from Preston, M61/A580/A6 is the easiest route, if not the fastest!

chim450

1,452 posts

230 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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Lois said:
chim450 - I wanted Hope Hospital as it would have been easier to live away but it wasn't to be!
TBH, I didn't like Hope much. I was doing neurosurgery there at the time. Very impersonal place, hell for parking.
Lois said:

Any idea what the uniforms are like there????!
Yes, I believe they have a rather fetching low cut crop top combined with a micro skirt and stilletoes.
Lois said:
Think I will have to get a PH sticker now!
You haven't got one yet? Shame on you!

Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Thursday 22nd April 2004
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god couldn't imagine doing a 12 hour shift in stilletoes, let alone trying to deliver a baby in a mini skirt!!

No sticker as yet as it would have gone in my mums car...not my own! Will get into the case!

crazylegs

482 posts

212 months

Tuesday 27th April 2004
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Lois said:
god couldn't imagine doing a 12 hour shift in stilletoes, let alone trying to deliver a baby in a mini skirt!!


Wouldn't they take the mini-skirt off when you went into labour?

nonegreen

7,803 posts

239 months

Wednesday 28th April 2004
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Lois said:
god couldn't imagine doing a 12 hour shift in stilletoes, let alone trying to deliver a baby in a mini skirt!!




How do you know god is a not a transvestite?

skiddo

50 posts

214 months

Friday 7th May 2004
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hi don't post on here very often, but can help on this one - my house backs onto the hospital.

preston to bury is really easy - just come over the tops - M65 - grane road (brilliantly twisty) - or the M66 straight into bury the hospital is 2 minutes off the motorway.

lots of hospital staff use the residental streets off rochdale old road for parking during the day. it doesn't cause any fuss as the people who live here are at work.

new hall road is a good one to park in - a good mix of old people who like to keeep an eye out on their street during the day and i'd say a very safe place to park.

good luck with the job.

>> Edited by skiddo on Friday 7th May 06:48

Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Friday 7th May 2004
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Thanks.
Hopefully will be called for occupational health and uniform measuring soon.