'I'm Home Sister'

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'I'm Home Sister'


Maisie McNailly describes her first day at Nurses' training.


Maisie McNailly


Trinity College Dublin




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I will always remember the day 3rd September, 1950, when I arrived at the Belfast City Hospital Nurses' Home. A nurse met me and took me to a room where a lot of girls like myself waited and one man. A tall lady entered the area and announced, 'I'm Home Sister, I shall be supervising you. If you have any problems you can come to me and I will help you. A nurse will show you to the School of Nursing a short walk from here and to the General Hospital. All lights are out at 10.30 p.m. The door is locked at 10 p.m. There will be no late passes while you are in P.T.S. I will now show you how to make your caps. Nurse will show you to the dining room and the area you sit while you are in P.T.S. Enjoy you tea. Nurse will then show you to the Nurses' sitting room, where you can get to know each other_�.


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