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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
via Zoom.
Email.   Celia.mansonede@btinternet.com 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.
https://www.change.org/p/professor-edward-byrne-save-thomas-guy-s-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.  celia.mansonede@btinternet.com

MESSAGE FROM ANN HUGGETT & OTHERS

Dear Andi,

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 rosemary.dewilde@mac.com

 

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

 

 

 

Guy’s Hospital Nurses’ League 1900-2010 by Andie Howard
I’ve recently enjoyed reading the story of the
league and know I’ll go back to it again
and again.
This book is a treasure of information,
beautifully woven into a narrative that
understands the interest of the reader as
much as the importance of the events.
Posted by Maureen Tunney on 07 September 2021
Protect the title Nurse in UK law petition
Petition created by Professor Alison Leary RN
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.
To sign-
Search for UK Parliament Petitions
Select Open Petitions
Enter Nurse in search box
Closing date 14/12/21
Posted by Maureen Tunney on 16 July 2021
For some background information you may like to read this article
“What is a nurse? Baffling number of job roles leaves patients and colleagues confused” by Professor Alison Leary
08/11/2017
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.
Search for-
Nursing workforce crisis leads to risky recruitment practice rcn



Posted by Maureen Tunney on 19 July 2021
September 2021 is the centenary of Nurse registration in the UK.

Ethel Gordon Fenwick campaigned for thirty years to achieve this goal.

Signing this petition takes less than five minutes.

Our responsibility now.
Posted by Maureen Tunney on 09 September 2021
Guys in the 1870s
Hello
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!
Posted by Louise Falconer on 04 June 2021
September 1973
If you were at or know a pupil or student nurse who trained at Guys or lived at New Cross between Deptember 1973 and December 1976 please contact me at the above email. I would love to catch up.
Posted by Winston Rogerd on 15 April 2021
MAY 72 SET
I am trying to contact fellow students particularly my flatmates from 44b Streatham Hill. This would be between 1973 to 1976.
Posted by Liz Campbell nee Owen on 02 April 2021
Guy’s 1982 set reunion
Posted on 12 March 2021
Statue of Thomas Guy
Posted on 29 January 2021
Statue of Thomas Guy
Posted on 23 January 2021
September 71 set
Posted on 22 January 2021
Sept 1972 Set
Posted on 23 August 2020
OCTOBER 1980 SET
Posted on 09 March 2020
10 years on reunion July 2020
Posted on 22 January 2020
May 70 set
Posted on 23 December 2019
October 1975 post reg SRN course
Posted on 17 September 2019
October 1959 reunion
Posted on 08 May 2019
Post Grad Reunion
Posted on 19 March 2019
Oct 79 set reunion
Posted on 18 January 2019
Scottish Group
Posted on 03 November 2018
SEN Aug 1981 set
Posted on 26 October 2018
Diana Cretney
Posted on 10 October 2018
Diana Cretney
Posted on 10 October 2018
Mabel Chittock
Posted on 01 October 2018
Mabel Chittock
Posted on 01 October 2018
W.Sussex /Surrey Group
Posted on 02 July 2018
Sept 70 Set 50 year reunion
Posted on 03 March 2018
September 1971 set
Posted on 19 November 2017
October 1976 set
Posted on 11 October 2017
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