Joined Dec 20 2012
I am a mum of 4 ,a grandma,and a widow of 8 years.
I trained as a nurse(SRN) in London in the 60's and in between having babies I worked for the most part in the NHS! When I retired 3 years ago, I had withdrawal symptoms, from working and meeting with so many great people. We hear so much about the NHS and often the comments are not good. But I am passionate about about the good it does and the concept of being "Free at the point of need".
I wanted to be able to tell my grandchildren about my training and the vision of the NHS in those days. It was not an easy life especially arriving in London as a niave 18year old with little experience of life outside my home. I had lots of lessons to learn and adjustment to make as I experinced hospital life.
For this reason I have just self-published "Angels of the NHS". I invite you to travel with me as through my experiences, and the stories of Patients I cared for and the Professionals I encountered I document the excitement of life in a hospital in the 60's.