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Braddon, Gertrude

Biographical

Registration number141
SurnameBraddon
First name(s)Gertrude
Address(es)

16 Akenside Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne
Ham House, Upton on Severn, Worcs

Date of registration7 March 1890
Qualifications

Certificate,London Hospita,l 1882 - 84
Parish Nurse Chichester in 1887
National Hospital, Queen Square, 1887 - 89

Remarks

Removed by order of Executive Committee from the Membership Roll

Personal details

Date of birth1860
Place of birthUpton upon Severn, Worcs
Maiden nameBraddon
Family details

Daughter of Charles Braddon, MRCS, Lic.Soc. Apoth., Surgeon and General Practitioner, and his wife, Isabella, nee Kinsey

Date of death1930 Age 69
Place of deathEasthampstead, Berks

Professional details

Work experience

County Hospital, Winchester (Pro), 1880 - 81
London Hospital, 1882 - 84
North London District Nursing Assoc., 1885
Canterbury Institute (District Nurse), 1890 - 91
Nurses Institute Margate (Lady) Supt, 1891 - 1909

Professional activities

MRBNA

Additional professional details

London Hospital Report:
Commenced training 22nd March 1882 after 14 months at the Winchester Hospital. Day Special. Several Tracheotomies, day and night duty on Currie, Gloucester, Mary, George, Operation, Blizard and Davis Wards. Passed a satisfactory examination and received a certificate to the effect that her work was satisfactory and her conduct good. Miss B was efficient in the general details of medical and surgical nursing but exceedingly mechanical in her method of attending to the sick. She was not only lacking in sympathy but unkind in her rough manner to patients to an extent that rendered it necessary to move her from the ward in which she was taking duty on more than one occasion in consequence of serious and definite complaints.
It appeared inconceivable to her that kindness and consideration were qualities desirable in a nurse. She made mischief with spiteful and untruthful gossip amongst sisters and nurses. She was not sincere in any sense of the word and her departure on completion of her training was an event anticipated with satisfaction not withstanding her capacity of doing the work.

Sources

Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives

Census returns for 1861, 1871 and 1891
Free BMD - www.freebmd.org 

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