9th November 2018

World War One nurses and the fallen remembered at Conquest Hospital

The nurses who cared for the injured and dying of World War One, and the sacrifice of those who died, has been remembered at Conquest Hospital.

A Remembrance display has been created in the courtyard near to the Critical Care Unit at the hospital, with the theme “Remember the Nurses: Lest We Forget”.

Critical Care team and Critical Care Lead Nurse Pauline Simes with their remembrance display

Critical Care team and Critical Care Lead Nurse Pauline Simes with their remembrance display

Pauline Simes, Critical Care Lead Nurse said: “The team wanted to honour the memory of those who fought and died in World War One, along with nurses who cared for them. The children of the nurses on the unit have made poppies and painted pictures. We have poems and photographs about nurses in World War One, beautiful poppy wreaths, flower displays and symbols of peace. Passers by the courtyard have been very positive about the display and are pleased to see this memorial in the Trust.”

Pauline added; “We were too late to buy a nurse silhouette from the British Legion, so a friend offered to make us a silhouette out of wood. We are very pleased with ‘Nurse Edie’ especially her poppy cross and fairy lights, she is the central focus of the display.”

The Critical Care Unit are currently fund raising for a Sensory Garden they are planning in the Critical Care Unit courtyard for their patients.