Medical

My Nursing Career and other Distractions (2012)

June was a nursery nurse and then trained as a nurse at Hammersmith. She married a soldier and was an Army wife for several years. She took up nursing again and when they moved to Norwich worked in several hospitals. She became a health visitor – building on her experiences as an Army wife and […]

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Nursing, Art and Disability Access (2012)

After beginning in office work, our contributor went into nursing, first in Bury St Edmunds where she became an S.R.N.  She trained as a midwife in Leicester and then came back to East Anglia visiting mothers and babies in their homes. The next step was as a staff nurse at the Jenny Lind children's hospital […]

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Nursing: A good choice. (2016)

I was born in Hebburn in the North of England but in 1938 we moved to London where my father got a job in the aircraft industry. During the war we experienced quite a lot of bombing because we lived near Wembley, quite near to aerodromes, and it was really quite frightening. When I was […]

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The Auxiliary Nurse (2008)

I left school when I was 15 which was 1952. I got a job with the Co-op Insurance in their office. How I got the job was because my Father was very friendly with the insurance man, who used to come to collect the insurance every week. He had a chat with him just before […]

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The Filipino Nurse (2009)

Can I take you back to your home in Tarlac City in the Philippines, and you leaving school and deciding to be a nurse? Yes, I left school around the age of 18 years old. It was after High School. And then of course I work in a small clinic which this doctor is a […]

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The only child who fell in love with nursing

When I was seven I got run over by a double-decker bus and sustained quite a bad injury to my foot and was in hospital for several weeks. In those days you were in hospital for a long time and absolutely loved it. I loved watching the nurses and I just fell in love with […]

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The School Health Adviser (2013)

After training as an SRN at Westminster Hospital, L became a health visitor's assistant in Hampstead. She moved to Fakenham with her husband and brought up her family – she worked with Playgroups while the children were small. Then she became area as school health advisor and later worked with children with behaviour problems. What […]

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