23rd February

1932

Matron’s Reports NHNN/N/3/2

Cicely U Tafe – reports from 21 May 1929 to 22 May 1945

‘With the permission of the Board I wish to dismiss Probationer Nurse C, who continues to disobey the rules of the Hospital in spite of repeated warnings.’ (8.3.32. ‘Probationer Nurse C, who was due to leave on March 18, ran away on March 1st after receiving her salary.’)

1937

Matron’s Reports NHNN/N/3/2

Cicely U Tafe – reports from 21 May 1929 to 22 May 1945

‘I have to report a shortage of nurses at the moment, owing to illness and the unexpected difficulty in obtaining male nurses. Of the last set of three men, two left on the second day owing to the conditions. I hope that it will be found possible to do something to the Male Nurses’ Home during the annual cleaning.’

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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, Michael Clark and Liz Yamada

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