NURSES AT SOUTHERN GENERAL

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Institutional care

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: NURSES AT SOUTHERN GENERAL

Reference number: 3208

Date: 1960s

Director: [ph. Mario Ford]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.51 mins

Description: From The Mario Ford Film Collection

A day in the life of a nurse at work in both the children's and adult wards in the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. [mute]

Shotlist: ints. ward; brief shots nurses walking through corridors (0.35) exts. Southern General, nurse walks through car park (0.52) ints. nurses in common room/kitchen; nurse hands contact cards? to young men using crutches (1.29) senior nurses working in an office, one making a phone call, other writing (1.53) nurse changing bed linen; tea round? (2.26) children's ward; shots of individual children; nurse encouraging child to play; physiotherapy session (4.01) masked attendants strip adult male patients' bed; women's ward, shots of nurse adjusting sitting patients pillows; shots nurses brushing female patient's hair, and chatting (5.20) nurse replaces charts on patients' beds; nurses bring in laundry trolley; nurses curtain patient's bed (6.11) nurse delivers medicines; patients are administered (7.27) child is given milk or tea (7.51) nurse and orderly moving a patient to a trolley (8.18) helping patient walk on crutches through ward into a sitting room (9.04) doctor giving injection to older woman (9.20) medicine tray is brought to an immobile patient; c/u chart; gvs women's ward (11.02) nurses entering hospital in group (11.08) ints. children's ward (11.34) masked nurse attends patient in a private room, who also wears a mask; nurse uses sterile bandages and scissors to replace dressings on a man's shoulder, after carefully washing her hands (12.51) exts. group of nurses leaving building (12.51)