Interview with Mrs Clare Winterton, hospital domestic and mental nursing auxiliary, 24 Apr 1979
24 Apr 1979
Subjects include: duties as domestic and mental nursing auxiliary; mental patients' attempts to abscond and their punishment when brought back; other aspects of hospital life (side A); mental hospital life and staff, including censorship of patient post, air raid alerts, behaviour and case histories of certain patients (side B).
Poor sound quality. Duration: 47 minutes 6 seconds on side A; 35 minutes 40 seconds on side B.
During World War II and at the age 19, Clare Winterton became a nursing assistant at the Royal Eastern Counties Institution for the mentally defective in Colchester, having worked for five years as a domestic in the West Norfolk and Kings Lynn General Hospital. She left after a year to get married and in later life became a nursing auxiliary at Chatterton House, Kings Lynn.