Scope and Content

The Trained Nurses Department began in early April 1908, an extension of the Private Nursing Department successfully commenced by the Retreat in 1902. The Trained Nurses Department had a separate location, at 4 Belle Vue Terrace. The function of the Department was to supply nurses trained at the Retreat for the nursing of patients privately in their own homes or elsewhere. A Male Nurses Department for the same purpose was later also established (see RET 5/13).

Access Information

Access to some material is restricted under data protection laws. Restricted items are at RET 5/12/3/2 and RET 5/12/5/1.

Related Material

For training of nurses at Retreat see also RET 5/14 and printed papers at RET 3/5/2/1, and see writings of Dr Bedford Pierce, RET 5/9/8/3. For Salaries and Wages Books of Trained Nurses see RET 3/5/2/5; for Insurance see RET 3/6/3

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