Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Robson, Joan Elizabeth, 1924 - , Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Bramley, P, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes joining Leicester General Hospital in 1943, strict discipline, menial tasks, rules, procedures, processing wounded soldiers. Brief mention of matron Miss Livermore, lack of impact of National Health Service, creation of state enrolled nurses. Talks more about duties of trainees, examples of discipline, Christmas parties. Talks about duties when tutor on midwifery course. Brief mention of domestic staff being good, working split shifts, having to attend church or chapel.
Place of birth: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 1/12/1988
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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