Birmingham History In Old Photos & Film

Birmingham England local history old photos archive film

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Unit (1940s)

HuntleyFilmArchives: Published on 10 Oct 2016.

Birmingham United Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Unit.  Probation nurses in training prior to the foundation of the NHS.

  • Doors open on nurses in library and canteen, ping-pong. 
  • Girls with hockey sticks.
  • On steps waves goodbye to a car. 
  • Reading notice board in a lecture hall.
  • Correcting uniform, buttons, hats. 
  • Sister tutor tells nurses to sit.
  • Close-ups of faces.
  • Anatomy, skeleton.
  • Handling bones. 
  • Demonstration ward.
  • Bed making.
  • Dental health.
  • Medical examination.
  • Tray of thermometers in glasses. 
  • Taking temperature.
  • Bed making.
  • Using telephone.
  • Black ambulance.
  • Lifting casualty off the bed onto a trolley. 
  • Preparing X-ray.
  • Bandaged man.
  • X-ray examination.
  • Doctor on the phone.
  • Preparing operating theatre.
  • Clearing equipment. 
  • Nurse gives an injection.
  • Puts on a gown.
  • Scrubbing-up.
  • Patient into the theatre.
  • Anesthetist.
  • Breathing-bag inflating.
  • Gloved hands and masks. 
  • Instruments.
  • Handing utensils to doctor / surgeon.
  • Patient recovers.
  • Takes pulse.
  • Awarded certificate.
  • Pin on medals.
  • Study adverts in job pages. 
  • Weighing baby.
  • Help man into bed.
  • Daffodils in a vase.
  • Nurse relaxing, reading.
  • Ends with nurse resembling Virgin Mary, with Halo.

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