Course Code: WCN07A20
Start Date: 07/11/2020Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 1
Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
It is inevitable that Caribbean women have become nurses in the UK. Why is this? The story of slavery and immigration is one that made certain ‘we are here because they were there’. And then, for women, why nursing rather than teaching or another occupation? Directly after World War II, the government was confronted by issues of labour: finding personnel, providing appropriate training and funding salaries were all challenges. The decision to recruit from the Caribbean was widely supported. The multi-layered history that has evolved as a result of that decision makes it obvious today that Caribbean nurses’ significant impact upon the existence of the NHS and other nursing services is note-worthy.