Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1914 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Johnson, R, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes nursing accomodation at Leicester General Hospital (LGH), hours worked, midwifery training and rules, first births attended. Details preparations, equipment, conditions encountered in south east Leicester area, procedure after birth. Mentions lack of contraception advice, few cases of abortion or illegitimacy. Brief mention of harsh winter of 1947, Christmas concert at LGH. States cost of births before National Health Service. Very brief outline of periods in Canada, Birmingham. Mentions nursing grading system SALMON at LGH; reflects on nursing being vocation, not done for money.
Place of birth: Stanford [Stamford?]
Marital Status: Single, Children: None
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 24/11/1988
Playing time: 42 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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