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Welcome to the tenth news page here at Schools of Nursing.
Here we are again then! Time to get the news we have together and present it to all interested parties in a manner which, whilst perhaps being a little light-hearted sometimes, nevertheless contains as much information as possible. In what is hoped to be an interesting manner.
So what do we have?
First it has to be an article on nursing badges by Edelweiss James. It is actually a reprint of an article first published in 1992 - originally passed to us by Peter 'backman' who will be known to our regulars as moderator of our forums. Precisely because it was interesting I contacted Edelweiss for permission to use it here on the site and after a little work by both the author and ourselves, the result went on-line in June. Don't waste it - have a look - it's well worth a read:- Link.
Edelweiss has a book about nursing badges in preparation, and it seems that another article may well be in the offing. We are, once again indebted - we don't (can't) pay for contributions, but we feel sure that we all recognise the voluntary input by our contributors.
Badge Finders Incorporated.. MARK II..
Our promised article on attempting to find missing badges is on the way - a little delayed. But those readers who are seeking a lost badge (difficult) or simply attempting to obtain a replacement (not easy but 'easier') will always receive our advice and support directly if requested by email.
Will the advice help? It will if you follow it to the letter, but there is no guarantee. All we can say is that we have had our first known success. There may be others we didn't get to know about, but I for one think that the current success is worth reporting... Ann Carey asked if we could help find her lost badge...
Our last news page carried the following information:-
"Ann trained at the North Middlesex Hospital between 1988 & 1991, and her badge was from Enfield & Haringey School of Nursing - which has now changed to North London Joint College of Health Studies. She is currently Matron of a NHS surgical unit."
Ann has told us already that her
happy ending is down to SoN - that she wouldn't have known about the ebay
sale without us... Well, in that case it was really Peter ('backman') who
made your evening Ann - but he doesn't seem to be around - so I am happy to
accept your thanks!!
Please don't lose the badge...
Main Site/SoN Forum/Photo Galleries - updating.
It has become apparent as the site has developed that we need to pay some attention to a little updating. Not because any of the information contained on any of the three sites is erroneous, but because outside factors - for example website links - change. Attempting to visit a site which has changed it's address; has changed it's content and is no longer relevant; or has simply ceased to exist is no real fun.
Being directed to such a site can give a bad impression - can cause visitors not to visit.
Here on SchoolsofNursing we do pay serious attention to remaining focused, up to date, and accurate. There will inevitably be a short delay in updating older content as things change in real-time, but we do update regularly and trust that the majority of visitors do not notice our activities. But don't be reticent if you notice anything spoiling your visit - use the 'Contact' link and let us know...
Search Facilities. The search facilities (all) are specific to the area of the site they are found on. They do not search the whole site - only the area they are found on.
But, all our search features are most responsive (likely to return the results you seek) to geographical place names. A common feature of search engines. For example, on the main site, if you choose the National Archives search and enter 'London' rather than a specific hospital, you will be presented with a list of hospitals to choose from - Very useful...
The site forum - Membership and Visitors -
Collecting - Military Nursing/ Hospital Badges...
Well, yet another superb collecting period for me - but not for my attempts to win a couple (3 actually) of military nursing badges for my collection...
I have several military badges in my collection (gifted to nurses by hospitalized soldiers), but this is sorely lacking in military nurse badges, so coming across three almost together in an ebay sale appeared to be my chance to put that situation to rights. Little did I know....
But first off - this Army dental hygienist badge:-
I don't have one of those - bid away.. It was - seconds after the sale ended. I was the only (non) bidder!
This very desirable (if you don't have one) Army School of Nursing qualified nurse (SRN) badge. I fluffed the bid and away it went - to another bidder...
Next - this Army School
of Psychiatric Nursing badge - I lost the plot - and the auction - hands
They say that everything runs in threes....
Val Wall supplied the
information and said that the photograph was taken outside the (then)
not so very old School of Nurse Education at what was, at the time,
Ormskirk & District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire
(the old workhouse).
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