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Formal training of Retreat nurses began in 1894. Nurse probationers [student nurses] received training through practical experience and lectures, took examinations and were awarded Retreat certificates (the Tuke Certificate). Outstanding nurses mi...

Nursing Receipt Book

Book of forms, one part for employer and stub left in book. Name and address of employer, dates and fees. Only a few forms are used

Male Nurses Department Employment Sheets

Format as the Nurses Employment Books (RET 5/12/3) but these are loose sheets rather than a volume. They cover employment periods 1913-14 and 1914-15, and cover a small number of male nurses and some temporary male nurses in the Department

Male Nurses Department Minute Book

Printed Rules and Regulations of the Male Nurses Department are inserted at the front. Also includes printed Memorandum on training of male nurses [1915]


See note under RET 5/12. The Male Nurses Department was instituted on 19 November 1912 with the same aims as the Trained Nurses Department

Private Nursing Department Employment Book

  • RET/5/12/6/1
  • item
  • Quarter ended 30 September 1902 – Quarter ended 31 March 1909
  • Part of The Retreat Archive

The volume records the name of the nurse, and, for each quarter, the name of the patient with whom the nurse is employed, the dates of the nurse’s time away and the rate and sum paid to the nurse.

Private Nursing Department

The Private Nursing Department began in 1902. Its function was to supply trained Retreat nurses for the private nursing of patients, either in their own homes or elsewhere. In 1908 it was superseded by the more extensive Trained Nurses Department.

Private Nursing Ledger

Arranged under name of person paying the account for private nursing: gives address of account payer; sometimes gives name of person being nursedIndexed at front

Employment Book

Contains details of nurses and their addresses, the dates nurses joined Nurses Department, and dates when Retreat training was completed. Gives employment details including names of employers and their addresses, times for which nurses employed, f...

Trained Nurses Department Sub-Committee Minutes

The minutes to 15 February 1910 were in another volume and later copied into this one. The torn out pages from the earlier volume as well as some 1914 correspondence are loose in the front of this volume

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