The Children's Nurse: The True Story of a Great Ormond Street Nurse Hardcover – 25 Apr 2013
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The uplifiting and moving memoir of a Great Ormond Street nurse during the 1960s-80s.
From the Back Cover
The Child First and Always
It's 1969 and London is alive with change. Susan Macqueen is about to take on the job of a lifetime: becoming a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. More than 40 years on, Susan never looked back. In this, her enchanting memoir, she recounts life at the hospital and the brave children and parents she met along the way. Filled with stories of hope, tragedy and laughter, The Children's Nurse is the extraordinary tale of a woman who dedicated herself to her work - never ending night shifts, intimidating Sisters and the children and their families.
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved reading every page, and the only thing l disliked was that it had to come to an end!
This book would appeal to a wide variety of people, particularly parents of children who have had to be hospitalised. Also, both retired and currently working, medical and nursing staff everywhere. As an ex-nurse, l could relate to many things Susan discussed regarding the many pressures of the job. It makes you realise also how medical science has moved on since the time Susan worked as a children's nurse, but also what can be learnt from revisiting those times regarding the very standards of hygiene and discipline.
A really must read for those older folk who were in hospital as children when Matrons we're on the prowl ,Health ministers should read this book to find out how hospitals work and how hard and nurses work and just how much responsibility they have.,No I'm not and never have been a nurse but as. a child I spent time in hospital and this book brought back memories.
A delightful funny sad book tastefully written by an ex nurse .Loved it so beautifully written a really good read
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not sonething I would normally read, however I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it was interesting to read how nursing has changed over the years. Very interesting indeed.Published 2 months ago by heather444
What an emotional and moving story. A person that had a dream about being a nurse . Became a nurse and worked her way up the rankings. A must read.Published 4 months ago by Rachel