Nursing, Health Visitor and Midwifery Certificates

Scope and Content

Nursing, Health Visitor and Midwifery Certificates of Mary Baxter (nee Evans.) File contains:

Tasmanian Certificate of Registration as a Nurse, registration number: 3229 - 10 Apr 1941

Tasmanian Certificate of Registration as a Nurse, registration number: 1953 - 10 Apr 1951

City of Stoke-on-Trent Health Department Midwives Refresher Course Certificate - 31 Mar 1962

The Royal Society of Health, Health Visitors Certificate - 27 Jun 1969

A Central Midwives Board Certificate, confirming Evan’s midwifery qualification after passing all three midwife exams. There is also an accompanying letter informing Evans of her duties as a newly qualified midwife - May 1948

City and County of Kingston on Hull Midwives Refresher Course Certificate - 25 Sep 1951

A Central Midwives Board Certificate, confirming that Evans has passed her first midwife’s exam - 1 Sep 1947

City of Manchester Withington Hospital Training School for Nurses, Certificate in Medical and Surgical Nursing - 12 May 1943

Certificate of Admittance to the Royal College of Nursing - 20 Mar 1958

General Nursing Council for England and Wales Certificate. The certificate folder also contains a leaflet containing rules for nurses from the general nursing council and a receipt for registration fees paid to the council. - 28 May 1943

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.

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