Pupil Midwife Training - St George's Hospital

Scope and Content

Records from Mary Baxter (nee Evans) midwife training at St George's Hospital in Greater Manchester. File Contains.

One red ‘memo book’ with notes from Evans’ midwife training

One brown notebook titled “M. Evans, January Class, White Book” containing patient notes

On blue notebook titled “Rough Notes”

A publication titled “Rules – Section E, Regulating, supervising and restricting within due limits the practice of midwives,” from the Central Midwives Board

Assorted loose case notes

Three case books from Evans’ practical training

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Baxter (nee Evans) was born in Greater Manchester on 19 Mar 1915. She gained her first qualification as a nurse in c.1940 in Greater Manchester. She registered as a nurse in Tasmania, Australia in 1941 and saw war time service in India and Egypt before returning to Manchester to train as a midwife at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newton Heath in 1946. In 1950, Evans travelled to Australia again to work as a nurse and she returned to Manchester in 1951 where she subsequently trained as health visitor. She retired from nursing and health visitor practice in 1969 due to ill health. Mary Baxter passed away in 1999.

Access Information

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Conditions Governing Use

Royal College of Nursing