Nurse? That’s Me!

My true story of how mad pranks, mischief and mayhem almost cost this student nurse her career.

But that’s just a headline: there was a lot, lot more to my three years of nurse training than practical joking: coming face to face with traumas and tragedy; encountering some unbelievably odd characters; confronting death in its many forms; learning how to cope with industrial-scale bullying. But through it all there was the nursing. The culture of caring. I cared passionately about nursing, and I still do.
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Nurse? That’s Me! is the first book by Fiona Galbraith, describing her unique experiences as a student nurse in the early 1960s. Fiona has had a long, varied and successful nursing career in hospitals and in the community. Nurse? That’s Me!, originally self-published by Abbey WS Publishing in 2014, is available to buy for 'Kindle' from Amazon.

Nurse? That’s me! My true story of how mad pranks, mischief and mayhem almost cost this student nurse her career. I was born on the 27th of December,1943 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckingham-shire. I haven’t a clue why, as my parents lived 30 miles away in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, a chocolate-box village deep in the wooded North Downs. Read more... Nurse? That's Me! - Book cover

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"A truly inspiring story and a 'must read' book for anyone who's ever experienced the NHS in it's earliest years!"
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From Day One, it had been drummed into all of us – nurses, ward maids, anyone who worked in the hospital – that patients came first.
Chapter 32 Lest We Forget
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The Back Story

Apparently my particular contribution to the war effort...was to predict the arrival of German doodlebugs by crying my head off exactly half an hour before the air raid.
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