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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 17 2008
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 18, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Nurse puts past to paper A group of nurses from the now demolished Western Suburbs Hospital in Ashfield circa 1928. ZILKA GROGAN The bad memories fade over time' ' A FORMER nurse who has com- piled a book about the now demol- ished Western Suburbs Hospital will speak at a special event in Ashfield next week. Lesley Potter who trained to be a registered nurse at Western Sub- urbs Hospital in the 1960s, will give a talk at Ashfield Civic Centre next Wednesday. The book, A Passion to Care: Nursing and Nurses Western Sub- urbs Hospital 1894 to 1982 records the history of the hospital through the memories and experiences of the nurses who trained there. Ms Potter is a member of the Western Suburbs Graduates As- sociation, which has been work- ing on the project for some time. ''We wanted to write an historic record of nursing and the nurses who trained at Western Suburbs Hospital, particularly as the period involved differs so greatly from the way nurses are educated today,'' she said. ''At our annual reunion in May you cannot stop the grads recall- ing and talking about their train- ing days. ''The bad memories seem to fade over time, certainly the humorous and good ones prevail.'' Information for the book came from early board of directors min- utes, visitor's books, operation records and annual reports. The hospital was decom- missioned in 1994 -- much to the dismay of many former staff mem- bers and patients, according to Ms Potter. ''Western Suburbs Hospital was a small district hospital, which was very well supported by the surrounding community and well thought of for its good nursing care,'' she said. ''This book will remind readers of a past era.'' Copies will be for sale at the reading next Wednesday at 6.30pm on level three of Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield. PET OF THE WEEK Blossom is a sweet, scruffy girl Blossom needs a loving home. NAME: Blossom AGE: 4 years BREED: Terrier X NATURE: Blossom is a gentle, sweet natured girl with a scruffy coat. She has a calm nature and gets on well with other dogs. She comes desexed, C5 vacci- nated, free of heartworm and is microchipped. Her adoption costs $350. To find out more about Blossom or more than 100 other dogs needing a home, call 9486 3133 or email Monika@DoggieRescue.com or visit to www.DoggieRescue.com All Nissan vehicles come with a 3 year/100,000km warranty and a 3 year 24 hour roadside assistance. Nissan reserves the right to withdraw, vary or extend any offer. Hurry into your Nissan dealer or visit nissan.com.au DRIVEAWAY DEALS ^For private buyers. Metallic colours $395 extra. *VQ series engine named on the 10 Best Engines list by Ward's Automotive Group for the past 14 years. 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 17 7 7 7 7 7 The stylish Nissan Murano is now in runout. The Murano features standard satellite navigation, reversing camera, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 18" alloy wheels, 6-speed M-Mode Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and an award winning VQ series V6 engine* from just $45,990 DRIVEAWAY^ Featuring leather trim, 6-speed M-Mode Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 17" alloy wheels and an award winning VQ series V6 engine,* the smooth Nissan Maxima is amazing value from just $34,990 DRIVEAWAY^
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