4th May


Lady Superintendent reports NHNN/A/4/6

J. Lawrence – reports from 2 January 1905 to23 November 1915

‘I regret to report the death (on April 25th) of the laundry maid Elizabeth Snell, who has worked in the hospital for over 16 years. She had not been well for some time past, and on April 24th was seen by Dr Farquhar Buzzard and Mr Armour: an operation was performed on her abdomen but the patient died on the following day.’


On This Day is a diary of the ups and downs of everyday life in the Hospital, covering the years 1859-1946.

Extracts are taken from the archives, including: staff records, reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and 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 our staff.