Topic: Pat Walker (Kendall)

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Recollection of Pat Walker (Kendall), a registered nurse who trained in 1941

 As one of the first trainee nurses at Tauranga Hospital in the early 1940’s duties started at 6am until 2pm and we attended lectures after duty. At the end of our second year we were doing theatre duties - we were also required to prepare the deceased for burial (laying out) and to take them to the morgue for the undertaker to collect.

 Three nurses depart for Waikato Hospital to attend lectures

A class of three nurses depart for Waikato Hospital to attend lectures in Ear, Eyes, Nose and Throat.

From left to right: Pat Walker (Kendall), Esther Borel (Quinlivan) and Jean McCready (Voss). Circa 1941. 

 Nursing staff with Dr Marks

Nursing staff with Dr Marks, Medical Superintendent in the middle of the front row next to Miss Jenkins, Matron. In the back row behind them is Tutor Sister Miss Harrison (Micky). Circa 1941. Image courtesy Pat Walker.


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Pat Walker (Kendall)


Year:c.1940