20 October 2017 | Pamela Linden

NURSES ON THE FRONTLINE OF WOUND CARE, Friday 17 November, 10:30 to 15:30
Nurses, historians and other interested parties are invited to attend a conference and exhibition exploring the history and contemporary clinical frontline of wound care.

STAFF NURSE NELLIE SPINDLER (WWC H21-9) Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Killed when the Germans bombed a French hospital 21 August 1917. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:

The conference, which is being held in memory of Nellie Spindler and other WW1 nurses, will take place during ‘Stop Pressure Ulcer Week’.

Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Further information and tickets

An accompanying interactive exhibition and public panel discussion from 15:30 to 17:30 will include a WW1 Field hospital staffed by ‘Wenches in Trenches’, objects from the Thackray Medical Museum, items from the West Yorkshire Archive Service, a poster display of cutting edge contemporary and historical research in wound care.

Exhibition information and tickets

These events are being organised in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and are supported by funds from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Trust and Gateways to the First World War.

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