2nd August


Lady Superintendent reports NHNN/N/1

E. C.Vernet – reports from 14 October 1902 to 24 October 1905

‘Many pupils continue to apply for the training in Massage and Electricity. I much desire to see the Electricity instruction for the Nursing Staff amplified and systematically conducted. I have never felt quite satisfied as to their knowledge, or their opportunities for acquiring such knowledge.’


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd and Michael Clark.

The item of the month also contains items highlighted by archive staff.