Salisbury School of Nursing, in the 1950s-1970s, attracted candidates by reputation as well as being a cathedral city within easy reach of London and the coast helped too. They also offered midwifery, theatre, plastic surgery and ear,nose and throat courses too.
‘It was not a problem to maintain a flow of student and pupil nurses. Numbers were augmented during the fifties when a number of overseas candidates came from countries including Hong Kong, Uganda, Finland and Iran; this sort of recruitment continued during the sixties and seventies. Army nurses who came from Tidworth Military hospital for geriatric experience.’
ArtCare, Salisbury District Hospital