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:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 31/3/1987
Playing time: 31 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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