The Stirling Royal Infirmary Nurses’ League Magazine forms part of the NHS Forth Valley Archives held at the University of Stirling. Issues have been digitised and are available for people to view online.
This poem, based on Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ was published in the 1964 edition. Much of the content chimes in with the experience of staff during the pandemic – for ‘flu’ read Covid-19, for ‘soda and detergents’ read hand-sanitiser.
Archive materials like this help to make connections between our past and present and bring back memories for staff and patients.