Comfort Okolo

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Comfort Okolo

Comfort Okolo trained as a nurse in Ibadan, Nigeria and came to Newham in 1973 to Plaistow Maternity Hospital for her midwifery training working at both Plaistow and Forest Gate hospitals. Comfort went on to train as a counsellor and in June 1987 started her work for the first NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Newham, where she worked for 22 years specialising in Antenatal care. Comfort is still remembered by people in the community today and the work she did supporting them.  The centre that was first set up in Shrewsbury Road, can now be found in High Street South in East Ham. 

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Comfort Okolo, Sickle cell
19-21 High Street South, East Ham, E6 6EN

We talk to Comfort Okolo who worked at The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Newham from when it was first formed in 1987. Comfort worked at the centre supporting...


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Newham Heritage Month is an online heritage festival running throughout June, with new heritage records being added daily and a range of workshops any other free virtual events to take part in.

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