People's History of the NHS


St George’s – nurses’ leisure

Nursing school prospectuses made an effort to show the social life of student nurses, as well as their training. St George's Hospital highlighted their professional swimming and tennis coaches, as well as hockey, netball and squash facilities, and informal dances. "Careful planning", they said, "ensures that all students are able to make the best possible use of their free time."

Nursing school booklets, 1964-65. Private collection of Anna Page.

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