Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Wagstaff, C., - , Interviewee, Female, Nursing, Sister;
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Former nursing sister at the Leicester Royal Infirmary recalls her training as a nurse in the 1930s. Describes life in the nurses' home and aspects of training. Talks about treatment for tetanus, use of sulphonomides, work in the operating theatre, nursing during the Second World War and initial opposition to the National Health Service ( NHS). Recalls fund raising events, nursing on the children's ward, the discipline of nurses, holidays and the relationship between nursing staff and doctors.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 1/7/1984
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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