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Ireland’s Loss Britain’s Gain : Irish Nurses in Britain Nightingale to Millennium

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rainbow Valley Books (N/A)
Published: July 12, 2021
ISBN: 9781999982935
342 pages, 32 black and white illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom


The first history of Irish Nurses in Britain. The book records the impact of Irish Nurses on the British Health Service. The phenomonem is traced back to the Florence Nightingale ers throught to the early days of the Millenium. Social demographies in Ireland, and limite4d career opportunities,gave impetus for young Irish women and men to enter nursing by seeking training and work in Britain. ‘Ireland’s Loss-Britain’s Gain’ explains the reasons and resulting gain for Britain, particularly the nurses’ contribution to the National Health Service across the spectrum. The narrative is supported by Irish nurses personal recollections and the author’s wide research.

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