[East Midlands Oral History Archive logo]


[Link to: new search] [Link to request a recording] [Link to: contact the cataloguer]


1009, LO/364/315
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Haggis, Eileen, 1915 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Mitchell, T, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Talks about training as nurse from 1940, mentions pay being good. Describes progress through Leicester Royal Infirmary; daily routine, Second World War causing strain, ward work, using penicillin. Mention of Mr Wykes playing piano, Irish nurses. Describes hospital grounds, uniform, choices available after training. Recalls pay, male nurses increasing in number after war. Comments that advent of National Health Service had big effect on ordinary people. Mentions Hospital Club receiving voluntary contributions, changes in food brought about by soldiers having cooked meals.
Place of birth: Fleckney, Leics
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 31/3/1987
Playing time: 31 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

Page Automatically Generated

Use the browser's back button to return to the previous screen.


Last updated: 08/05/02
East Midland Oral History Archive Web maintainer
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.