Nursing in the Falklands War on HMHS Uganda by Liz Omerod
19 Apr

This months talk is a change from the originally advertised ( Haig, Foch, Pershing and the battle of St Mihiel -Sept 1918 by Michael O'Brien) as the speaker is unable to attend due to illness.

In a change from our usual WW1 talks we are exploring, Nursing in the Falklands War.

Liz’s talk is from a personal perspective and includes the practicalities of turning a cruise liner into a hospital ship. It is illustrated with slides including those “before and after” views of the clinical and other areas. Liz joined the QARNNS in May 1972 at the Royal Naval Hospital in Gosport. She worked in several different clinical areas including 3 years in the A & E department. Following a 6 month course in Cardiac nursing in London, Liz returned to the joint Intensive & Coronary Care Unit at the Naval Hospital in Plymouth. Following service on the Uganda where she was Senior Nursing Officer on Intensive Care Liz returned to the Plymouth Naval hospital to complete her commission. Leaving QARNNS in 1985 she became a Palliative Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Macmillan Service in Cornwall and later in West Berkshire. Now retired Liz has done some work as a volunteer at the hospice in Hereford and has delivered many talks on her experiences in the Falklands.

St Peter’s Village Hall, St Peter’s Drive, Worcester WR5 3TA
19 Apr 2024 19:30