NURSE training began in the old Grimsby General Hospital in 1951 with an annual salary of £200 and half deducted for board and lodging. Books, shoes and other necessities were found from the remainder, although uniform caps, aprons, blue and white striped dresses were provided and laundered. Weekly off-duty amounted to one and a half […]
During my SRN training in the 1950s I spent three months at the Infectious Disease Hospital for fever experience. There, very strict barrier nursing was essential, and we wore white cotton face masks and gowns over our uniform to prevent cross-infection. My first ward consisted of a central kitchen with Sister’s office and a linen […]
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