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Nursing museum visit sparks fond memories for retired RN


Our much-loved Toowoomba Multi Service Centre client, Heather Chisholm, was recently granted the opportunity to visit the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital nursing museum with a group of friends.

The former Registered Nurse (RN) began her career in the 1950’s at Canberra Hospital, where she was charged with training the newly appointed nurses. According to Heather, she diligently shadowed her new Canberra Hospital staff, and ensured they didn’t develop any bad habits! After relocating to Toowoomba, Heather continued her nursing career, and was appointed head RN in the emergency department at Toowoomba Base Hospital.

Upon arrival at the nursing museum, Heather began chatting with other retired staff volunteer nurses, and reflected upon the night she served as a midwife to 10 births! She was subsequently invited by the volunteer staff to tour the main hospital housing many items on display relaying the substantial changes to the nursing profession over the years.

Heather had a delightful excursion courtesy of the Toowoomba Multi Service Centre that sparked many fond memories of her fabulous career as a RN.

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