Evelyn Prentis A Nurse in Action

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A Nurse in Action

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We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't walk into believing that they would be safe where they were. Some believed us, others didn't. Surprising Matron as well as herself, Evelyn Prentis managed to pass her Finals and become a staff-nurse. Encouraged, she took the brave leap of moving from Nottingham to London—brave not least because war was about to break. Not only did the nurses have to cope with stray bombs and influxes of patients from as far away Dunkirk, but there were also RAF men stationed nearby—which caused considerable entertainment and disappointment, and a good number of marriages. But despite all the disruption to the hospital routine, Evelyn's warm and compelling account of a nurse in action, shows a nurse's life would always revolve around the comforting discomfort of porridge and rissoles, bandages and bedpans.

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Evelyn Prentis (real name Evelyn Taws), brought up in Lincolnshire, left home at 18 to become a nurse. She later moved to London during the war, where she married and raised her family. Like so many other nurses, she went back to hospital and used any spare time she might have had bringing up her children and running her home. Born in 1915, she died in 2001 at the age of 85.

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"Perceptive, warm and very funny" Sunday Telegraph "Highly amusing and entertaining" Derby Evening Telegraph

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