The Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital has closed since this photograph was taken. The site is now occupied by a supermarket, which may or may not have greater social benefit, and sick children are catered for at Arrowe Park Hospital, with the reassuring backup of Alder Hey in Liverpool. One can imagine that the group in the lower left of our picture is one of farewell after a short stay. The appropriately dressed Sister speaks reassuringly to mother, with an older relative (grandmother?) providing support and TLC.