Stories in a nurse’s uniform
Why nurses practised folding their caps on a biscuit tin, and how turning your cloak inside out could transform the mood on the wards at Christmas.
The archive images used in the film are shown below.
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX4/559
Good luck token for nurses’ final exams. Consists of messages, lucky charms and bits of blue belt, all pinned or stitched to a piece of Bart’s nurses’ dress material. Believed to have belonged to Nurse Dainty, later Mrs Christie, a sister tutor.
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/357
Fourth year nurse in uniform.
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/1483
Photographic portrait of Nurse Mazie Calcutt, January 1939 She is wearing uniform, and her St Bartholomew’s Hospital badge is clearly visible.
Photographer Peter Clark Ltd
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/779
Student nurses at coffee bar, Gloucester House nurses’ home.
Photographer: Barratt’s Photo Press Ltd
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/567
Winifred Hector teaching student nurses in uniform, c.1960. Hector seated at right with gastric specimen on table. Eight second year student nurses [indicated by their belts] standing, from the Oct 1958 set.
© Matthew Andrews
Foloshade, Senior Sister in one of the wellbeing hub rooms in the North Wing