People's History of the NHS


Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Badge!


At our latest NHS Roadshow, at the Edinburgh Central Library on 8th January, we were shown this lovely pin badge from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  It was awarded to nurses who had trained at the hospital, and then worked there for a further one year after qualifying.  The pelican symbol was because the bird pecks at its own breast to feed its young - testimony to the hard work and emotional labour which nurses perform! We'd love to see more badges if anyone has pictures to share!


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