Marion remembers her nurse's training

Nurse Marion

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Marion's memories

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

In 1960 I stated my SEN training, it took me three and a half years to pass. It was hard - frightening learning how to take blood, I was shaking how would I know what to do? Running to attend a cardiac arrest, awful !

All the kids were at home as well. I ended up at Hove General in the operating theatre, the night work nearly killed me.

Half of Whitehawk used to come to me for help - getting wounds dressed, looking at their kids. I used to get sick of it.   I'd say, "Go to the hospital".

We stood to attention when the matron came round, it's so slapdash now."

This page was added by Jane Turner on 27/01/2008.

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