Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Mercer, Catherine, 1907 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Mitchell, T, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes becoming nursery day nurse, 1924; dirty state of children, nursery allowing mothers to work, daily routine. Briefly mentions other nurseries in Leicester, school attended on Saxe Coburg Street. Talks about training as State Registered Nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Details daily timetable, hierarchy of lecturers. Explains decision to move to Groby Road Hospital. Outlines which diseases were a problem, which weren't, treatment for tuberculosis. Very briefly mentions being at Leicester General Hospital. Mentions growth at Groby Road Hospital as thoracic surgery began. Briefly outlines midwifery at Stoke-on-Trent.
Place of birth: Fleckney, Leics.
Education: St Martin Methodist Church, Saxe Coburg St. Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 31/3/1987
Playing time: 51 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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