The dynamic city: Recruitment to nursing in early 20th century Manchester

Lesley Wade, Christine Hallett

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Recruitment to nursing is currently seen as a major challenge for the profession. It is tempting to assume that the difficulty is a new one. However, a close examination of the archive for one major teaching hospital in the North West of England suggests that recruitment might be seen as a perennial problem. This paper is based on an examination of the archives for the Manchester Royal Infirmary for the years 1920 to 1940. It focuses, in particular on issues of recruitment to nurse training at the infirmary and how these issues were resolved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-376
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number5
Early online date4 Jun 2003
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


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