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Hurry Up Nurse! Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s by Dawn Brookes

Hurry Up Nurse! Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s

by Dawn Brookes

Dawn had no idea what she wanted to do with her life but a set of circumstances collide that see her attending an interview for nurse training in 1977. There follows what someone describes as a howling good read. The memoir follows the ups and downs of a trainee nurse during the 1970s. It is written with humour and candour but also a great deal of compassion.

The book follows the author's experiences as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. As you are drawn into the book you will be introduced to many unforgettable patients' and their stories, while getting to know a cracking good storyteller, when you follow her onto the hospital wards. Dawn shares the discipline, laughter and inevitable sadness as she learns to cope with the strains of shift work. It also highlights the domineering presence of the Ward Sister during that era.

'The Sister called to me. 'Nurse Brookes, set up a trolley for a lumbar puncture.'

'I have never set up a trolley for a lumbar puncture Sister.'

'WELL LEARN!' She shouted and stormed of up the ward.

The chapters are separated into ward placements and the experiences of...

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