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TITLE
Nurse Flora Ferguson, 1926
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_031
DATE OF IMAGE
1926
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1690
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
Nurse Flora Ferguson, 1926

The grants to District Nursing Associations allowed for the appointment of over 100 fully qualified Queen's Nurses who worked in conjunction with the GPs to provide general nursing, maternity cover and health education. In addition money was provided for improving nurses housing and towards the cost of cycles, motorcycles and cars.

ST4143 was purchased by the Stratherrick District Nursing Association in August 1926 with a grant from the Highland and Islands Medical Service. Nurse Ferguson was the first "motorised" district nurse in Inverness-shire; previously she would have walked, cycled or hired transport in order to attend patients.


This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click here to go to the start of the exhibition.

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Nurse Flora Ferguson, 1926

1920s

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee; Dewar Report; Dewar Committee; Dewar Centenary

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

The grants to District Nursing Associations allowed for the appointment of over 100 fully qualified Queen's Nurses who worked in conjunction with the GPs to provide general nursing, maternity cover and health education. In addition money was provided for improving nurses housing and towards the cost of cycles, motorcycles and cars. <br /> <br /> ST4143 was purchased by the Stratherrick District Nursing Association in August 1926 with a grant from the Highland and Islands Medical Service. Nurse Ferguson was the first "motorised" district nurse in Inverness-shire; previously she would have walked, cycled or hired transport in order to attend patients.<br /> <br /> <br /> <i>This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=3&set=29&qw= >here</a> to go to the start of the exhibition.</i>