The Ward Sister. Bridget Clapham, who qualified in 1980, remembers:
Sister was always in charge, even when she wasn't there, on the wards at Barts anyway.
And sisters were there a lot, you know; obviously they'd have their days off, but ... I think
... the standard of care on the wards I worked on didn't vary whether the Sister was on or
not, if you see what I mean. The standard was set and the staff nurses worked to the same
standard as the sister, so the level of care was very high all the time. And I can remember
certain sisters, learning a lot from them.