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Camaraderie the best medicine for nurses training at the Royal during the Troubles

At the height of the Troubles, new nurses in Belfast were thrown in at the deep end of frontline medical care. Ahead of a reunion of the class of 72 midwife Hazel McCalister tells Gail Bell that, while times were tough, some light relief was had and strong bonds built

Class of '72 – nurses who started their training in the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1972
AS WELL as harrowing memories, recollections of the camaraderie that sustained front-line medical staff during one of the most violent periods of the Troubles will be no doubt be swapped by the nursin[...]

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