11th June


Board of Management Minutes: Nov 1859 – Jan 1865 NHNN/A/4/1

A letter was read from the House Porter and his wife, the Cook, apologising for the past and begging to be reinstated in their respective situations. The Matron having been consulted on the subject, it was resolved that the petition of the House Porter and Cook could not be entertained and that they should leave when their month had expired.


Matron’s Reports NHNN/N/3/1

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

‘I regret to inform the Board that I have not had any results from repeated advertisements for nurses. The staff is now sixteen short, under these circumstances I am afraid I cannot dispense with the two private nurses now working in the wards.’


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859-1946.

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.