Sunday, 11 February 2018

Leighton Buzzard Nursing Association

Nurse Burchell, midwife, at Billington c.1927 [PCBillington19/77]

Monday 11th February 1918: The Leighton Buzzard Nursing Association held its annual meeting today at 11 Hartwell Crescent. Members heard that over the past year the services of the two nurses provided by the Association had been much appreciated and their work had been excellent. The nurses’ report showed that they had attended 204 cases during the year, including 44 midwifery and 14 maternity.  One nurse has been helping the Health Visitor at sessions held every two weeks at the Infant Welfare Centre, which opened in March. The Association’s funds were placed under some strain by the extra expense of providing a midwife, but this had been alleviated by a gift of £20 from the committee of the Invalid Kitchen, who had also given milk and Bovril for the patients.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 19th February 1918

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