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Nurse looks back at 50 years in the profession


Anonymous | 12-Jan-2013 10:05 am you weren't supposed to chuckle - I was most hurt although I think after years in the profession I have got over it now. these things are often a good reflection and sharp lesson on how not to treat others. my mum, as junior pro, handed a newly admitted tramp a test tube and asked for a specimen! in sister's office with dark blue carpet, and stood there praying he would not pee on the carpet! I expect she would have been thrown out of PTS if he had. I remember all of the other things you mention above and think we could all get together and write the most wonderful book. I had a friend who was so besotted with her London Teaching hospital where she trained that she set aside one room of her house as a museum with every relic she could find - albums, notebooks, photos, scarves, mugs, books, teddy bears, etc. She must have trained in about the 30s and rose through the ranks, first as Radium Sister (the medics had another name for her which I can't recall!) as she used to carry it in a container through the park and along the underground passages! She became a theatre sister, married late in life to a surgeon, and was widowed fairly soon after. She retired, possibly early, and gathered all the Exs from her hospital in our area of which there were many, including our family. She had numerous parties and was always entertaining us in which she revelled in as well as nurturing all the doctors and nurses who had trained in her hospital and newly moved to our area. nearly all her conversation was around the good old days. She was a great personality and fantastic net worker. Sadly I am now far away in another land and she is very elderly and eventually had to move into a home so we have lost touch.

Posted date

12 January, 2013

Posted time

10:56 am