Were you working at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1970 or earlier? We are looking for nurses, doctors, bacteriologists, infection control officers and hospital cleaners who would be willing to be interviewed to help us with our research. Our project examines four UK hospitals between 1870 and 1970 and we are keen to meet people who played an infection control role and managed wound care during this time.
We know how important nurses were (and still are) in preventing and combating hospital-acquired infection and we want to discover more about their experiences of hospital hygiene and prevention methods, their training in this area and ways in which practices developed and changed during training and employment. We are also interested in finding out how nurses worked together (successfully or not!) with other hospital workers to control invention. Ultimately, our aim is that our research will help those facing the modern challenges of infection control by reflecting on and learning from the past.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Claire Jones on [email protected] or 07932 736066. We are holding a meeting at 2pm on 8th June in the meeting room at the Florence Nightingale Museum if you would like to know about this project and the contribution you can make. We will be carrying out interviews throughout the summer of 2015. Please do forward this email to anyone who might be interested in being involved.