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Nurses unable to train locally at King's Lynn hospital, Lynn News letters

Sad that we can’t train enough nurses in the UK to meet our needs.

Many years ago, before nursing became a degree profession, King’s Lynn hospital had a fantastically rated School of Nursing, producing two trained groups of nurses each academic year. The school closed when student nurses had to attend university and, of course, student nurses who come out of training at Norwich, Cambridge and other big centres rarely want to come to a district hospital like Lynn, for obvious reasons. Sadly, neither do consultants or so it seems.

However, we now have a university centre at the Norfolk College, where students are studying for numerous and varied degrees. We have a fabulous hospital in the QEH and between the two, surely we could locally train many of the nurses we need and they would stay because they are local?

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