Nurses prefer war hospitals to working with civilians

Staffing at the Queen Victoria Institute for District Nursing, which provided healthcare for families in the Reading area, was disrupted by the loss of trained staff to military hospitals:

8th March 1915

The Honorary Secretary reported that Nurses Jones and Linton were still away on military service, that Miss Timms was continuing to do the Tuberculosis work and that the other members of the staff were as stated at the last meeting but that he had on the previous day received from Miss Pullen on the ground that she wished to nurse in a War Hospital, Miss Cholmondeley on the ground that she had been offered and had accepted the post of Superintendent of one of the Homes in Toronto, Canada, belonging to the Committee under whom she had formerly worked.


Minutes of Queen Victoria Institute for District Nursing, Reading (D/QX23/1/2, p. 155)

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  1. Richard

     /  March 10, 2015

    dear readers
    I am looking for any stories re Violet Georgina Spencer 1897 1986, she visited or worked in a hospital for soldiers who were injured in WWI and who returned to NZ after the war.

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