1974 Fairfield Hospital Induction Manual
This would have been given to the new employee to learn the do’s & don’ts, the who, what’s , where, and when about the Hospital and surrounding area’s. This manual contains everything you would need to know if it was your fist time working at the Hospital. In it’s 65 pages it contains :
plan of the Hospital and photographs ,
Introduction, Bedfordshire Area Health Authority, A Brief History.
Departments And Their Functions.
Central Nursing, Induction and Inservice Training,
Specialist Information available from the Central Nursing Office, Rehabilitation, School of Nursing, Occupational Health, Social Work, Pharmacy, The Supplies Organisation, Engineering, Hospital Transport, Fire Prevention, Building Dept, Domestic Dept, Catering Dept, Garden Dept, Printing Dept, Laundry Dept, Sewing Room, Tailor’s shop, Security.
Whitley Council, Structure of the nursing organisation ...Overseas Students/pupil
Nurses. Notes of Guidance, Expenses, travelling and subsistence allowance, Sickness
leave, Sickness benefits, Absence from Duty (domestic), Absence from Duty (re notifiable
absence), Maternity Leave, Compassionate Leave, Study leave, Jury Service or attendance
at court as a witness, Income Tax, National Insurance, staff Salaries, Payment into
Bank or Home address, Employees who are sick, Pay queries, Extra pay, Advance Of
Pay, Hospital Property, Loss of Personal property (non-
The Manual contains many photographs and I have reproduced them on the next few pages
We have some of the staff names, can you name any others?
A very BIG thank you to Leo Deazley for donating this manual to my collection.
rganisation, Engineering, Hospital Transport, Fire Prevention, Building Dept, Domestic Dept, Catering Dept, Garden dept, Printing Debt, Laundry Dept, Sewing Room, Tailors Shop, Security.
Another BIG thank you must go to Ed Kavanagh, Ed has been in touch to tell me his good self , Cecil Wherry and John Toman (Who Were his nursing officers), jointly compiled the manual in 1974 because new staff were coming to the hospital from many different countries.