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Portrait of Violet May Hayles

How long did you work in the NHS?
I worked in the NHS for about 40 years.

Would you like to share anything about your experience?
There’s so much! Tings has change, but, I was happy there...
Other than that… care for the patients and nothing else really...

I worked on the new block at Summerfield (North Birmingham).

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2 thoughts on “Portrait of Violet May Hayles

  1. My mother worked in mental health. God rest her soul , she has passed for many years but strengthens me every day. I would welcome being there to remember her and all of the other people I know who have worked in the NHS from the Windrush generation. @yearwoodjackman

    1. We would love to hear more about your mother and her work for the NHS, and to include memories and recognition of her contributions in our archive. If you would like to share anything with us, do please get in touch here or at our email address: NHShistory@warwick.ac.uk
      Recognising the long-term impact of the Windrush Generation and their heritage of contributing to the NHS themselves and through inspiring their children is especially important and urgent now.

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