A recent Limerick Guardians meeting sparked a heated discussion on the necessity of hiring Protestant nurses to specifically attend Protestant patients in the workhouse hospital. While an advertisement for a Protestant nurse was unsuccessful, it was decided to make a second attempt. One Guardian argued that patients in Dublin hospitals were unware of their nurses’ religious affiliations, and the same approach should be applied in Limerick. Despite Ireland’s deep-rooted religious divide, The Hospital publication questions the need for advertisements targeting nurses of specific faiths, arguing that patients’ well-being should be the primary focus.
Dundee Evening Post – Saturday 04 January 1902