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Title: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on February 22, 2008, 02:43:17 PM
Because we have received several requests to assist in finding replacements for lost training school badges, to say nothing contacting old colleages, it seemed time for a new board where members could post their notices. Non-members must seek webmaster approval/assistance - webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk

Please be aware - we cannot verify that reponses to notices are genuine. Or, in reality, who a respondent really is. You should never provide anyone with your personal details, cash or valuables in any shape or form.

And always ask anyone attempting to find you to register with the forum. Never agree to meet anyone you may contact here - this forum is just that - somewhere that people can meet, talk, chat and exchange information about the history of nursing.

We reserve the right to refuse or take down notices at our discretion.

WB.


Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on February 22, 2008, 02:54:46 PM
Steve Hayes (not a member) sent this request to us this morning:-

Hi,

Please could you help me to track down a London Whittington Hospital badge........ I married a wonderful young lady who qualified as a RGN there in the 1980's and I know from our conversations re the hospital that she has always regretted losing her enamel badge issued to her when she graduated/passed the RGN training...
 
So to cut a long story short ...please help me to track down a badge...(cash payment) so that I can help make our wedding anniversary a special one.
 
Many thanks 
Steve Hayes
(Traditional marriage!!!...Police Officer married to a Nurse)

Any replies will be passed directly to Steve.
WB.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on February 24, 2008, 12:41:59 PM
From Gregg Barr in Australia...

"...I am looking for a Leicester Royal Infirmary nurses badge"

Cheers Gregg.

Any offers or information can be posted here (by members) or via myself (by anyone).

(Gregg has recently sent us some badge photographas and information for use on the main site - and will be joining the forum).
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on February 25, 2008, 12:25:30 PM
hi - is ita Charles Frear school of nursing badge that you're after? If so there's one for sale on ebay - 16020996580
sue
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on February 25, 2008, 10:16:23 PM
hi only me again - there's a new listing today on ebay for a LRI nurse league badge - 200203014836 if this is the one that you mentioned
rgds sue
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: bethesda53 on February 26, 2008, 04:06:51 AM
Hello Sue no sorry, this is a very unique badge. quite large (I guess it looks more like a medal than a badge) but thanks for taking the time to undertake some research for us. I have seen the LRI Nurses League badge in the past, it is very different to the infirmary badge. Every good wish from Oz G & I  :)
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on February 26, 2008, 09:16:05 AM
hi no problem. Do you have a photo of the badge? I did my ACLS course at LRI and can't ever remember seeing this badge but that was about 15+ years ago...........
sue
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: bethesda53 on February 28, 2008, 02:37:40 PM
Hi Sue
Not sue what an ACLS is. Is that some sort of post basic RN course? I am waiting to hear from someone else re permission to use their badge B4 sending it through. when I do I will gladly send this to the site.
Thanks to you over there. We are about to have 34C days again so the temp is about to climb.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: eric on February 29, 2008, 03:12:43 PM
Am after any Irish Hospital / Nursing badges and have number of mainland UK hospital badges (80), which will gave you choice from any of them for any Irish that I still need.
Contact me directly if you can help at all.

Eric
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on March 13, 2008, 11:02:58 PM
For Gregg Barr - Australia,

Is this the badge you seek Gregg:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120233136975 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120233136975)

WB

Link expired  - Message left in to maintain thread.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: bethesda53 on March 25, 2008, 03:24:37 PM
Hello Wilf
Sorry it has been so long in what appears to be responding. Still having problems accessing from this end and then finding my way around once in.
No all badges listed are not the badge. The badge speaking loosely looks somewhat like the medal style of Charing Cross Hospital with the long ribbon effect. The badge proper is a circular style that hangs from the ribbon. We are attempting to gain a copy of a photo of the badge.
Cheers and thanks for your help you guys
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on March 25, 2008, 06:03:25 PM
Have tried to attatch this here but its too big so try this link;  http://groups.msn.com/nursingbadges/petersbadges.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=2462
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on March 27, 2008, 12:17:43 PM
CONTACT wanted: If anyone out there knows the present whereabouts of Peter Broadhurst - who qualified RMN in 1965 at Parkside Hospital, Macclesfield, Cheshire - taking his Oral/Practical in Manchester - please contact me, webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk (http://webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk).

Alternatively if you are able - pass this message to Peter - I have some unclaimed, possibly forgotten property belonging to him. Note: Anyone seeking to claim will need to be able to identify the property and the name of the person to whom it was given for safekeeping in 1965 to secure it's release.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on March 27, 2008, 01:55:02 PM
  Er, it wasn't large amounts of blue five pound notes in bundles which I misplaced at around that time? You would be able to tell they are mine as they all have a picture of her majesty wearing a crown on them.

Thanks (in anticipation )

,Peter
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on March 27, 2008, 05:41:43 PM
No, sorry Peter...

Nice try - though - you have been reported to the moderator....

But back to another Peter (Broadhurst) - anyone know what has happened to him?

W.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on March 27, 2008, 09:35:48 PM
hi - have you tried the NMC to see if he's still registered ?? or post a message on the nurses reunited website
http://groups.msn.com/nursesreunited.
I found a long lost colleague on the nhs.net email site
sue
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: mrs salad on June 12, 2008, 10:29:50 PM
Evening all

Found this forum during a frantic search for information on my lap top tonight. Sorry if it's in the wrong place!!

I trained as a Registered Nurse (1981-1984) then Midwife (1985-1986).
I am applying to do a foundation degree in Early Years, and my Midwifery will count towards the course BUT I need to find out my course content!!
I trained at St Peter's School of Midwifery, which I think was linked to Guildford. Has anyone got any suggestions of how I go about tracking down the required information?
I contacted the English National Board and they said to try and contact where I trained, but isn't it all university based now?

Thanks
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on September 05, 2008, 07:59:35 AM
 I seem to rember that someone was looking for a West Berkshire SON Badge and one has recently appeared on Sally Bosleys site ;http://www.sallysbadges.com/shop/viewphoto.php?shoph=50190&phqu=2

Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on December 07, 2008, 03:01:27 PM
Hi,

I was recently sent this badge photograph (among many others for addition to the photo-gallery). Since it was un-named I wondered if anyone had any ideas?

Is it a nursing badge - or other. Can you identify it?

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=53.0;attach=12;image


WB.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on December 08, 2008, 10:12:58 AM
I have looked at this one before and feel it is highly likely to be a Hospital item.The blue enamel cross is the same design as several other confirmed Nursing badges but the crest has me beaten so far.It is likely to be associated with a founder or benefactor of the organisation but my knowledge of heraldry is sketchy at best.I believe the coronet might denote a baronet but without going to a commercial website or the college of heralds to identify this the only chance of a formal identification may be if a simlar item comes up with established provenance.Good luck!
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on February 02, 2009, 09:12:06 PM
Hi,

I cherished my St Georges school of nursing badge (Tooting) 1989 and always wore it with pride until one day recently I lost it while I was at work. If anyone has one I will pay a good price for it. Is there any way you can put this message on your website? My contact is lizbrinkman@tiscali.co.uk.

Many Thanks.

*This message was received from Liz a little earlier today. We are delighted to be able to help. We have also emailed separately with a few suggestions about retrieving/replacing your badge Liz. Best of luck. Will.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on May 14, 2009, 08:49:29 PM
A missing badge/replacement sought....

Ann Carey is seeking to replace her missing training school badge.

Ann trained at the North Middlesex Hospital between 1988 & 1991, and her badge was from Enfield & Haringey School of Nursing - which has now changed to North London Joint College of Health Studies. She is currently Matron of a NHS surgical unit.

If you can help in any way please contact us as soon as. Ann is quite willing to purchase a replacement and has obviously put a lot of effort into trying to replace hers. So far without success..

The reverse of the badge was inscribed:-

Ann Carey - with her pin number below the name.
8xxxxxxE

The attached photo was kindly supplied by Peter ('backman') as Ann was unable to supply one. But she was able to supply the details of the badge, which might well help to find it...

Contact: webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk

NB: If you have a problem viewing the badge photograph you can see the story and photograph on our news page at:-

http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/Newspages/Newspage9.htm
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on May 28, 2009, 08:22:24 PM
Missing badges/replacement sought....

Janet Stirling Koenig (nee Rawlinson) is seeking to replace her missing training school & UKCC Registration badges.

Janet trained at the Oldham School of Nursing - qualifying in January 1988 as RGN. She told us that she is returning to nursing after a break, taking a return to practice course ........ and would like to get replacement badges for when she is back in nursing full time.

If you can help in any way please contact us as soon as. Janet is quite willing to purchase a replacements and is putting a lot of effort into trying to replace hers. So far without success..

The attached photo was kindly supplied by Peter ('backman').

Contact: webmaster@schoolsofnursing.co.uk
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on June 16, 2009, 05:06:39 AM
Re: Enfield and Harringey Badge Boko has one on ebay at present-Lot number -390059481690

Direct link here; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=390059481690
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on June 27, 2009, 05:01:42 PM
Hi Peter,

And we have now heard from Ann Carey - the nurse who was seeking one of these badges, that she successfully bid and won the last one going on ebay (the one you pointed out above) on the 25th June!

She also said that she would not have known about that sale but for us.  Nice one Peter - one very happy nurse with a very nice badge with no inscriptions - so Ann can now have the badge inscribed with her own details. She has promised a photo when she does.

If you read this Ann - Peter (backman) is the man to thank.... I had to admit that it wasn't me - I am in his deeply in his debt myself.

Seems to help people all the time - anyone want a 'bad back' fixed?!!

Will.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on October 19, 2009, 05:57:27 PM
 Although not a direct appeal to this site this was recently posted through Nursing Times;
 http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/primary-care/appeal-on-behalf-of-a-wonderful-mother/5006226.article
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: LIZZY on October 20, 2009, 09:01:12 AM
Hi
Do I understand from your message that you are able to advise me where to go for a St Georges school of nursing badge!! I would be sooooo thrilled if you can. Please let me know.
Lizzy
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on October 20, 2009, 12:35:25 PM
I'm sorry Lizzie but obtaining any missing nursing badge is largely a matter of perseverance and luck.In over 10 years of collecting I've seen seen less than five of the St Georges badge you were wanting to replace ever come up for sale.It really is unfortunate that you missed the recent one on ebay as another one may not come up again for years(equally one may appear this week).Good luck!
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on October 20, 2009, 03:55:02 PM
Hi Lizzy.

I can but echo Peter's (backman) advice. What he says is absolutely true - perseverance and luck! Perhaps a lot of both..

All emails we receive on the subject of lost badges - and we do receive a few, receive a standard reply. Here it is:-

"Hello ....,

Below is some advice to another nurse who has lost her badge, (She followed it and got another!). *This is general advice to anyone who has lost a badge, and any actions you may take must be on the acceptance that all responsibility is entirely your own:-

Sorry you lost your badge but don't give up on it - some things have a habit of turning up. Did it have your name on it?

I, or you, can post a notice on our website forum.  You need to be a member. If you are not you can easily join and post your notice, it is straight-forward and free.

You could also join ‘nursingbadges’:-

http://nursingbadges.multiply.com/

Also free, and post a notice there... members are enthusiasts and may just be able to help.

Lastly, I would suggest joining ebay and watching http://collectables.shop.ebay.co.uk/items/Medical-Nursing-Red-Cross__W0QQ_sacatZ91325

Just in case it (or another) turns up there. You can also post a free 'want' advert on ebay, but of course have to pay for anything you buy; might have to bid - even if you saw your own badge, and might not win....

There is a final suggestion - ask the issuers - (I know, you did try and found them gone - but someone took them over – find out who) if there is any chance through them. Sometimes there is a member of staff from your old establishment with the new one who may be able to help, having retained an old badge as a momento.

You could also approach the manufacturers and ask them to make a duplicate - but this can be very expensive - even when it works.

*And there may be one other solution - have a replica made privately. One possible method here is to ask ebay member ‘alicostelloe’ to assist. He can be contacted here:-

http://contact.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ReturnUserEmail&requested=alicostelloe&frm=3692&iid=-1&de=off&redirect=0

You will need to be a member of ebay and sign in.  Please remember – we cannot accept any responsibility for any actions you may take.

To summarize: Try our forum (or ask me to do it for you); try nursingbadges; try ebay.  And, I am not joking - try the hospital laundy service if you think that it went there.

Fingers Crossed - hope that the reply helps.
Best of Luck, .... "

And very finally - remember what Peter said - it really might be a very long time before another genuine badge turns up - but equally ..."one may appear this week."

Will.
We will be posting a full article as soon as it can be completed - but meanwhile the above may help.



 
 
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: GS on December 29, 2009, 01:10:18 PM
Just out of interest, Schools of Nursing stored quite a number of badges ready for each award ceremony. In addition to this many badges were left unclaimed because some people did not turn up to receive them. This also applied to hospital certificates which had been prepared with the names of qualifying students. When the Schools amalgamated with the Universities some establishments transferred everything, whilst others did not. However, if people are in search of hospital badges it might be worth writing to the Schools of Nursing within the Universities to ask. The only draw back is that there will probably be a hefty charge. 
Title: Schools of Nursing Badges.
Post by: GS on December 29, 2009, 01:15:24 PM
Just out of interest, Schools of Nursing stored quite a number of badges ready for each award ceremony. In addition to this many badges were left unclaimed because some people did not turn up to receive them. This also applied to hospital certificates which had been prepared with the names of qualifying students. When the Schools amalgamated with the Universities some establishments transferred everything, whilst others did not. However, if people are in search of hospital badges it might be worth writing to the Schools of Nursing within the Universities to ask. The only draw back is that there will probably be a hefty charge. 
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on December 29, 2009, 05:39:38 PM
Hi GS.

Sincere thanks...

We didn't know about that possibility. Certainly many of those who seek help probably would'nt mind the hefty charge - though of course I don't think any simply did not collect in the first place, but rather lost the badges they already had. It is very useful information though. We do advise seekers to contact previous members of the teaching staff - the problems seem to be the difficulty in doing that - and sometime they are unable to help.

All the very best for the New Year,
Will.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on December 29, 2009, 05:49:42 PM
Lost badges...

This past year we know of at least three very happy nurses who have sought our help and realized their ambition. I wonder if they will to get along to wish SoN a Happy New Year?!

Not that it is necessary - we don't do it for pats on the back, but because the seekers are nurses. Bus drivers, with all respect, won't find a badge here (although by finding our advice even they may find one!).

But best to lay the credit where it is due - it has been the help, in one way or another, of our member/moderator Peter ('backman') which has swung the pendulum the right way.

Thanks Peter, Sincerely,
Will.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on December 29, 2009, 08:55:22 PM
Mail from Janet Koenig... Thanks Janet...

Dear Will,
 
I can't believe it!
 
GS is a past tutor from Oldham and is sending me the badge as a gift! I can't thank you both enough. To all the other nurses who are searching for replacement badges, hang in there, your knight in shining armour might just be an email away.
 
Happy New year!
 
Janet Koenig
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: backman on December 30, 2009, 09:18:01 AM
 I would echo these previous comments for anyone still seeking their lost treasure. The right amount of patience,determination,luck and probably money,may come up with the goods eventually.Congratulations to those of you who achieved your hunt this year,however I would recommend that you find a proper jeweller who for a small amount will add a safety chain to your pride and joy so that if you do wear your badge with pride you will have less of a chance of losing it again!!!!!
Good luck to all of those still hunting and may I suggest you may wish to repost your original appeal so that other members know that you are still searching?
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: eric on December 30, 2009, 07:52:19 PM
I have just spend the day organising and arranging my badges. I just got them back after they were on display at School of Nursing in Belfast for 3 years and am afraid to say the light or temperature has darker a few. I've cleaned up as best I can without using anything that might damage them.
I've transfered them from display case to small finding cabinet, pinned unto cloth (which hopefully will keep them dry and out of direct light).

I do have about 10 - 12 badges where pin is missing or broke. None of jewellers I've been too state they can repair them, so wonder if anyone in group can suggest anywhere reliable and reasonably priced. Preferably someone they have used themselves and personally recommend.

Regarding GS suggestion of writing to Universities about 'old' schools of nursing, I can confirm that at Queen's University of Belfast, we do have a few 'old' badges BUT only those belonging to schools of nursing at time of transfer. Again these only available to those who trained there and of course can prove it, for a small charge.

Happy New Year to everyone, may 2010 be the year your collection 'doubles' in size.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: drumaneen on February 06, 2010, 01:24:38 PM
If St Peter's was affiliated with Guildford then the current version of that is Surrey University. It might be worthwhile putting a call into them. But to be honest, you followed a standard midwifery training at an approved school and were I assume judged fit to practice through examination. The UKCC (or whatever its current version is should be able to assist.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on April 27, 2010, 02:14:54 PM
Hi.

A request from the husband of a nurse trained at Brent & Harrow School of Nursing. Mrs Davies has lost her badge and Mr Davies, who says that he is not 'computer friendly' has requested our assistance. In order to assist as much as we can (one time only!) I have decided (bouyed up by a recent success - a badge located within 24 hours of our advice*)to follow our own advice and try to find Mrs Davies a replacement.

So, if anyone out there can help - now is the time to pull out the stops and help me live up to our own reputation as badge-finders.

I don't yet have any detail of the badge reverse inscriptions - but in any event it is unlikely that we will locate the actual missing badge. We are seeking a replacement....

*The next SoN news - now imminent, will contain brief details of our record badge-find success.

I am attaching a photograph of the badge we seek - once again on of Peter's (backman) photographs from the 'National' Gallery herein. Maybe now a little of his luck and Mrs Davies will have her badge.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: Fiona O on May 24, 2010, 03:12:59 PM
Many moons ago my flat was burgled and one of the things that got taken was my jewellery box and my Barnet School of Nursing badge was in there. I'd be much obliged if the lovely folk here could keep an eye out for me as I'd love to be able to get another one.

I qualified as an RGN in 1988.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on May 25, 2010, 01:15:18 PM
hi - i can only access certain sites here at work cos Grampian NHS have blocked some as "unsuitable" and having no access to internet at home until 4th June when BT will arrive to set me up again!! - but I am sure I saw a Barnet badge on ebay- don't have number but try searching under nurse badges cos i'm almost sure it was there. I have to bring my laptop into work and use it on the wifi.... such a  pain You don't realise how much you use the internet until you don't have it Enough of my ramblings i have to return to seeing patients.
Wilf -  am still busy unpacking boxes but haven't forgotten to check my GNC book for missing info from your last article. Have finally moved house to Aboyne and chaos reigns LOL!!
Sue xx
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on May 25, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
Hi Sue.

You are a treasure. Seriously. I will have a look to see if I still have contact with the Barnet badge seeker.~

I know that when you have settled down you won't forget the article info. I am working on the next one - about differences between State Registration Badges, right now, but there is no rush. Take care.

W.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on May 28, 2010, 02:16:44 PM
haha found it -  280511168660 finishes 30/5/10 at 22.30
sue x
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: Fiona O on June 07, 2010, 02:51:07 PM
haha found it -  280511168660 finishes 30/5/10 at 22.30
sue x

Arghhh!!!! I've missed it. Do you know if it sold?
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: nursesue on June 08, 2010, 02:06:33 PM
hi unfortunatly it did sell I still have no internet thanx to BTs incompetance but thats another story!!!! Hopefully now will be up and running on the 12th if not with BT but somebody who cares and gives a d*mn
sue x
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on June 09, 2010, 08:14:10 AM
Hello...

Fiona - you have the recipe for finding another I think. With the rotten luck you have had with the last one it will probably be the same badge you buy again, but remember 'backmans' advice - persisitence and perseverance and you will have another. Don't give up and I promise to put you on the news page when you do get another!

Good to hear that you will be back soon Sue, you are missed.. But, well, want to try Ote? (Dont!). I am hopefully not tempting the gods but their service has become abysmal - couldn't get any worse - they just don't seem to have the people they need. Our net is fine usually, but our telephone - although we can hear callers - sends so much noise that the callers can't understand us. Skype saves the day but doesnt repair the Ote telephone. Not our fault says Ote. finding... And the bill stays the same!

But then I musn't grumble (and here I tempt the gods) 'schoolsofnursing' comes up every day without a hitch. I hope everyone else has the same experience....

Will.

Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: Fiona O on July 02, 2010, 06:42:28 PM
remember 'backmans' advice - persisitence and perseverance and you will have another. Don't give up and I promise to put you on the news page when you do get another!

Thank you and I shall.

I've just worked out how to save the ebay search for badges so fingers crossed that something will eventually crop up.
Title: Re: Wanted, Lost and Found...
Post by: wilfb on July 02, 2010, 08:02:56 PM
Hi Fiona.

That's what we like to hear! You deserve another... Do you know how to put a 'want' notice on ebay?

I have added a photo of the badge I think that you had stolen - is it the right one?

The news spot is yours - but first you have to get the badge. Nursing has never been easy...

Lots of Luck.
Will.