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BAILEY, Mae Florence interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 33
Identifier: H0259
Dates: 2016

BREAYLEY, Jeanette Marjorie interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 33
Identifier: H0261
Overview In this interview Jeanette tells of her nurses training and career. She became the Principal Nurse at Riverton Hospital in 1977 and remained in this position until 1997. She explains some of the initiatives she introduced which included: patients dressing during the day, visits from the local Playcentre, a cat and dog, making better use of staff resources through changes to shifts. She goes on to tell of efforts to stop the closing at various times. Jeanette had a 39 year career in nursing.
Dates: 2016

DUMBLE, Myrtle Eileen interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 34
Identifier: H0263
Overview In this interview Myrtle tells of her time training and working at Riverton Hospital. She gives a description of her training, the set up of the wards, patient numbers, beds, wages and living conditions. She also looks at life and social life on days off.
Dates: 2016

LAKE, Sadie Margaret interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 17
Identifier: H0084
Overview This interview of a Waipango/Riverton native covers her family, her home at Birch Bush farm in Waipango, Southland, her grandmother’s home in Riverton, domestic life, her schools, her family’s farm and its workers. Also covers her early employment, start in nursing, illness with tuberculosis, and experience as both a patient and nurse at Orangapai Sanatorium in Waipiata; her marriage to Charles Lake; and their life as a hired farming couple on several different farms in the Southland and...
Dates: 2011

O'CONNELL, Rosanne Doreen interviewed by Janine Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 32
Identifier: H0244
Overview Rosie trained in Christchurch and after marrying a Southlander came to work at Riverton Hospital. In this interview she tells of the running of Riverton Hospital and staffing e.g. nurses and domestic staff, routines and procedures, various buildings, facilities and equipment, and the process of retaining nursing registration. She does a short comparison between the old hospital and Longwood/Bupa
Dates: 2016

STUART, William Ross interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 33
Identifier: H0260
Overview In this interview Ross describes his experiences as a patient at Riverton Hospital in 1949 aged 13. As a result of his hip being out he spent 3 months in hospital for treatment and recovery. He describes the equipment used, the daily routines, meals and eventually leaving the hospital and the minor side effects on his life as a result of this condition.
Dates: 2016

THOMSON, Rosemary Ellen (Rosie) interviewed by Janice Templeton

 Record Group — Box: 32
Identifier: H0243
Overview In this interview Rosie tells of life as a nurse at Riverton Hospital discussing: hours of work, uniforms, working conditions, training and routines. She tells of the Matrons role, social life, meeting her husband, returning to nursing after having her children and retiring in 1990.
Dates: 2016

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