Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Aldwinkle, Elsie, 1917 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Aucott, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Outlines career progression from office worker, through nursing at several hospitals, to working at Bond Street Maternity Hospital, Leicester. Mentions colleagues such as Miss Bell, matron at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI), Miss Sym, matron at Bond Street. Describes uniforms, Bond Steet Maternity Hospital, nurses' home. Explains negative attitude to coming of National Health Service. Describes ante-natal care, attitudes to illegitimacy, procedures, drugs used, infections, post-natal care, baby clinic.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 16/2/1987
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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