Guestbook: If you post a message on the guestbook keep an eye on it as you may get some replies. You may have to scroll down the page to find your message if more have been added. If you want someone to get in touch but do not want to post your details on the website please email me at GHNL2010@gmail.com and I will pass on your contact details. Andie.
Please see message from Celia Manson re virtual re-union for members of the January 1971 set
Please join your fellow set members for a virtual reunion online. - Thursday 10th June 2021
Email. Celia.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
Please see message from May 72 set below
Please see message re Jan 82 set re-union below on guestbook page
See Obituary for Thelma Myrtle Carpenter, nee Folker in Obituary section
SEE MESSAGE FROM JANE KILVIN, SEPT 71 SET RE POSSIBLE RE-UNION 2024
See Obituary for Alison Dredge, nee McNair, Guy's 1955 on Obituary page
MESSAGE FROM CELIA MANSON:
Thinking of all my Guy's friends and colleagues at this challenging time.
Yesterday, 2nd January, marked fifty years since I, along with other members of the January 1971 set, started our nurse training at Guy's.
A wonderful career, by no means over yet, and a wonderful foundation for it at Guy's. No regrets.
Thank you to Nursing and to Guy's.
SEE MESSAGE FOR SEPT 72 SET ON RE-UNION PAGE
SEE BREAKING NEWS PAGE FOR LATEST UPDATES ON THOMAS GUY STATUE
10 years on! - Guy's nurses event will NOT take place in 2021
it will be 10 years in 2020 since the last great League celebration. This feels like a landmark worth celebrating. If you are interested please let me know via this website on the guestbook page or by emailing GHNL2010@gmail.com.
Please also pass this on to all your friends and acquaintences.
See obituary for Alison Dredge on obituary page
PETITION TO SAVE THOMAS GUY STATUE:
Subject: Petition Professor Edward Byrne: Save Thomas Guy Statue.
THOMAS GUY UNDER THREAT - message from Celia Ede
You may have seen the news about various statues being taken down, both here and in the US.
I was concerned to hear that the statue of Thomas Guy may be under threat. I hear that this is because he made his money from the South Sea bubble.
However he used this money to provide a hospital for “ the sick incurables and lunatics “ , needed now as much as ever. His hospital has been loved and valued for almost 300 years, especially by the people of Bermondsey and The Borough.
And his statue is a symbol of inspiration and hope for all past and present students and staff at Guy’s.
Media reports say that Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is reviewing whether or not the statue should be moved.
In my opinion, better to be moved than REMOVED, although I see no good reason why it should not stay where it is.
If moving is required, may I suggest that the statue goes to a place as near to the colonnade as possible, or perhaps in the Park ?
I will try to find out more about what is being proposed and pass on this information.
What do other Guy’s nurses think ? I would love to hear your views. I may be contacted at. email@example.com
MESSAGE FROM ANN HUGGETT & OTHERS
I feel compelled to write to you re. the statue. I'm sure there are lots of Guy's nurses who object to it's proposed removal. Is there any way we could start a petition to save it? I think it is quite insulting to most of us who trained there and hate this bullying culture which has emerged in recent times. I would be interested to know your thoughts. I could contact all the Guy's nurses in Norfolk/Suffolk if that would help.
This group are now writing to Boris Johnson
IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS TO COMMENT ON THIS SUBJECT PLEASE EMAIL ME OR POST YOUR OWN MESSAGE ON THE GUESTBOOK PAGE Andie
See message about MAY 70 SET re-union
September ’70 Set Re-Union
We are celebrating 50 years since we started our training on Tuesday 1st September 2020. The event will be held at Guy’s Hospital from 12 - 4pm.
For further details please contact Rosemary de Wilde (Lomas) on firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2019 - see message re 1980's swim club - scrawl down to May 83 message
See Re-union page for details of September '68 set re-union
See Re-union page for date of 2018 Norfolk/Suffolk re-union group
Go to memories section for Trish Rees story of her time at Guy's with photos of the uniform 1965 - 71
Jan 2019 - reply to Alison Griffith's email of 2016 re March 87 set
The title nurse can be used by anyone in the UK.
They can use this term to offer professional advice and services even if they have no professional qualification, experience or have been struck off a professional register.
To protect the public, the title nurse should be restricted to those who are registered with professional regulators such as Registered Nurses and Dental Nurses.
This would be the same as titles such as paramedic and physiotherapist, which are limited to those on the professional registers
Anyone can sign the petition as long as they are a British citizen or UK resident.
Search for UK Parliament Petitions
Select Open Petitions
Enter Nurse in search box
Closing date 14/12/21
“What is a nurse? Baffling number of job roles leaves patients and colleagues confused” by Professor Alison Leary
Search for -
guardian what is a nurse alison leary
Also, the RCN press release of 09/06/21 re it’s call for the end of the growing practice of employing those without registered nurse qualifications into registered nursing posts.
Nursing workforce crisis leads to risky recruitment practice rcn
What a wonderful forum! I'm a PhD student in Melbourne, Australia, trying to do some extended research on Guy's and in particular Dr Moxon (physician) and his female patients in the 1870s. I was supposed to be coming to London last year, but well.. Instead, I'm doing everything through the internet.
If anyone is interested or knows anything about the history or archives of the hospital, its doctors and nurses or patients from the mid-late nineteenth century, I'd love to hear from you.
I'm heavily relying on the generosity and community spirit of people 12,000kms away!
In January 2022 it will have been 40 years since we started our training. We know everyone will have had so many different experiences throughout this time with lots of stories to tell. We would love to organise a reunion as soon as this is safe and possible. Are you interested? If so please get in touch with Louise ( nee Mitchell) at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you! Louise, Claire ( nee Smart) , Eleri ( nee Jones) and Clare ( Roberts) .
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