“Please Matron!” Hospital Hygiene in 1901

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Date / time: 18 June, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Royal College of Nursing

“Please Matron!” Hospital Hygiene in 1901

Are you brave enough to meet Matron? Experience what it was like to be a Victorian nursing student in 1900, as Matron Gordon shows what life was like in the Nightingale Training School at the end of the 19th century.

This hour-long dramatic reconstruction of a lecture to probationer nurses around 1900 demonstrates how important nurses were in maintaining standards of hygiene and cleanliness in hospitals.

It will be followed by a panel discussion on the history of infection control and prevention, chaired by Dr Claire Jones.

Please reserve your free place online: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/please-matron