Monday, March 5, 2012

Thames (NZ): Thames Hospital School of Nursing

Trying to construct a list of all nurses who trained and registered at Thames Hospital over the period 1900s to 1989 - Registered General (RN/RGON) and Community/Enrolled Nurses.

Incomplete years 1930s-50s in particular, so if you, a relative trained at Thames, would love to hear from you. Need names, photos of graduation if possible.

The Hospital School of Nursing trained approximately 600 nurses (with more names yet to find). Giving young women (and later men), the opportunity to train for a profession. Nursing students came from the local and wider area, with many staying on in the town for many years after their training was completed. With many still residents of the town today!

For Heritage week: 12 to 17th March the hospital has on display, it's collection of historic photographs. A delightful collection that previously adorned the corridor between the two ward blocks.

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