Maureen Gladys Patch (neé Healy) as a lieutenant nursing sister 1st Australian Field Hospital 1970-1971, interviewed by Lynn Hemmings

Place Asia: Vietnam, Bien Hoa Province, Bien Hoa
Accession Number S01629
Collection type Sound
Measurement 48 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF LP 35; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; stereo; 5 inch
Maker Patch (nee Healy), Maureen Gladys
Hemmings, Lynn
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Queanbeyan
Date made 26 September 1993
Access Onsite use only
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Source credit to AWM Research Grants Scheme
Description

Nursing training prior to joining army; joining army; difficulty of getting pantyhose in Vietnam; living conditions; food; water; toilets; duty shifts; training on the job; types of casualties and injuries; attitude to service in Vietnam; physical and emotional effects of service in Vietnam; alcohol consumption; characteristics of patients; US nurses; war service housing loans; returning from Vietnam; marriage; returning to nursing in Hobart; nursing at Duntroon Hospital; trip to dedication of nurses statue in United States; after effects of Vietnam service on nurses.