DOWN MEMORY LANE Memories of Nurses League

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Reader Ken Strudwick was a nurse tutor in Chichester for 20 years, from 1974 to 1994, and is a member of the Nurses League.

He says:

The Nurses League was founded on January 1, 1922 as the Royal West Sussex Hospital Old Nurses’ Association and later changed to incorporate St Richard’s and Graylingwell student and qualified nurses.

Sadly, because of the changes in nurse education, which is now university based, there is no longer any affinity with any particular hospital and the new generation of nurses do not wish to participate. Although there are currently some 170 members, they are scattered throughout the world and many are quite elderly.

Therefore, with steadily reducing numbers, after 89 years the members decided to call a halt while it was still healthy rather than let it peter out.

The members have put together an excellent final magazine, with many interesting reminiscences.