Interview with Mary Waites, mental nurse, with comments by Bert Waites, 11 Jul 1979
11 Jul 1979
Subjects include: female nurse duties and routines in various parts of the hospital; types of patient; various aspects of hospital life (side A); social and sporting activities at the hospital; staffing structure; changes at the hospital between Mary Waites's first and second periods of employment there; Bert Waites's work as a union official (side B)
Duration: 46 minutes 54 seconds on side A; 31 minutes 54 seconds on side B.
Mary Waites was orginally from Cannock and began working at Barnsley Hall Hospital in Bromsgrove in January 1924. In 1932 she left to get married to Bert Waites, a fellow nurse at the hospital. See returned to work there in 1947.