Rules and Orders of the Public Hospital in the Town of Cambridge: Founded by Dr John Addenbrooke

When the hospital opened the Governors produced a set of 'Rules and orders for the well running of the Infirmary'.  You can find a copy of the one 1778 here, it makes interesting reading. From page 10 you will see the rules for the admission and discharge of patients, which starts by saying that patients will be …

Continue reading Rules and Orders of the Public Hospital in the Town of Cambridge: Founded by Dr John Addenbrooke

The start of nursing training at Addenbrooke’s

A few weeks ago I mentioned Alice Fisher who was Matron of Addenbrooke’s from 1877-1882. Before her appointment the Board of Governors reported in 1876 - after the departure of a fourth matron in 8 years, and the decline of household management of the hospital - a committee was formed to discuss ‘matronship’ and appointment …

Continue reading The start of nursing training at Addenbrooke’s