|North West Metropolitan Region Timeline - 1974|
|Hammersmith Hospital School of
In 1974 the North West
Metropolitan Region's Hammersmith Hospital School of Nursing was based at the
London, W12 0HS This school had training places for12 Combined SRN/HV/NDN/DipHV*
and 120 SRN student nurses plus 30 SEN (General) pupil nurses per year. There was
no record of a cadet/cadet nurse scheme to help feed recruitment.
All were part of the then still mushrooming growth of the NHS following its inception in1948. An NHS which was to cater for all. Cradle to the grave. An NHS attempting to cover almost all known medical conditions. Not surprising then that since that beginning there had developed a plethora of nursing specialties, some sub-divided into highly specialized categories, all designed to meet particular needs. The nurses to meet those needs - General, Sick Children's, Mental, and Mental Subnormality Nurses, were all, by 1974, being trained under the auspices of the General Nursing Councils. One for England and Wales; one for Scotland; and one for Northern Ireland.
The Bethlem Royal Hospital
|*NB. Badge ID's need verification.|
|University of Surrey||SRN/HV/NDN/DipHV|
This 1974 timeline is about
the Hammersmith Hospital School of Nursing, which trained the vast majority of nurses
who then initially practised in the area. About the courses. About the
students who followed them to become registered nurses. About the awards they
gained on the way. About their teachers, including ward staff. About the
hospitals. About nursing practice. Above all it is about the reality of the
practice of nurse education and training in the '70's. Perhaps you were one of
them. If so why not tell us all about it on our forum. Welcome!!
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