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Friarage hospital celebrates 60 years of nurse training

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A special celebration has been held to mark 60 years of nurse training at the Friarage hospital, part of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Nurse training started at the Friarage on 4 January 1949. The event, held last month, was attended by 120 Friarage trained nurses from as far afield as Australia. It was organised by the Nurses League - an association of Friarage trained nurses.

Eva Shuttleworth, president of the Nurses League, said: ‘It certainly makes me proud to be the president of an organisation where there is so much interest and comradeship amongst nursing staff past and present.’

Trust chair Deborah Jenkins and the director of nursing and patient safety, infection prevention and control, Tricia Hart, were present at the event.

Ms Jenkins said: ‘There is a certain magic about the Friarage and I am delighted to come along and meet the nurses and take a trip down memory lane. I would like to congratulate them on all their achievements and commitment to nursing at the hospital over the years.’


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