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District Nurse

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A reissue of an old favourite in this highly popular nostalgic genre, taking us back to a time when district nurses were a common sight and cycled the streets taking care of patients in their own homes. Patricia Jordan was born in Ireland and came to England to train – a long, hard process in the 1940’s. She them became a district nurse, and now shares her experiences of patients and fellow professionals in her thoroughly likeable autobiography.

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District Nurse by Patricia Jordan

Born in Belfast, Patricia Jordan left for England to train as a nurse in the 1940s and DISTRICT NURSE is her moving and humorous account of life as a visiting nurse in a small English town. She leaves behind a close-knit family and a failed romance in Ireland to begin training in Barnet and Middlesex. She early on treats a patient who eventually becomes her husband and means that she accepts a job in the north of England that takes her first by bicycle and then in an unreliable little car, into the homes of the people who need her care. In DISTRICT NURSE, she brings to life everyone she encounters, from the doctors and other nurses to the diverse and always compelling patients. It is a captivating personal account of a life spent helping others.

About the Author

Born in Belfast in July 1922, Patricia Jordan left her home town in 1944 to embark on a nursing career, beginning at Clare Hall Sanatorium, Barnet before going to train at the North Middlesex Hospital where she gained her S.R.N. Certificate in 1948. After a short period there as a Staff Nurse, she returned to Belfast to work for a year at Musgrove Park Hospital. She left for England once more to study at Sharoe Green Hospital, Preston, where she received her State Certified Midwifery Certificate in 1951, and in 1961 she was awarded the National Certificate of District Nursing.

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Publication date

26th April 2012


Patricia Jordan

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


224 pages


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