Brough, Ann

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Oral history. Ann Brough (nee Clarke) was born in in 1934. In this interview, she talks extensively about nursing. She discusses: her training, life in the nurses' home, Gisborne Hospital, first days in the ward, rosters and wages, matron, social life. She also speaks of: Polio epidemic, Typhoid and Tuberculosis epidemic. Brough outlines the daily nursing routine, including hygiene and patient care. Ann completed her maternity training in Hastings. In 1958, she became the Public Health Nurse for Opotiki. After further study in Wellington, she came to Hawera 1964 and married John in 1966. Brough talks of going back to work part time after her son started going to school. She discusses: changes in Public Nursing, the closure of the Hawera school of nursing and the changes in nurse training. She also talks of: major restructuring of the health system, the Calvery Hospital and comments on the current state of the health system.
Recorded: 11 December 1995
Interviewer: Margaret Fox
Abstraction: Mary Donald
Restrictions: None

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Research tapes. 3 audio tapes, 6 sides

Recorded: 11 December 1995

Interviewer: Margaret Fox

Abstraction: Mary Donald\Restrictions: None

  Part 2


  Part 3

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