A RETIRED Stourbridge nurse has written a follow up to her first charity booklet about her early days in nursing.

‘Nursing In The 60's: My Story Continues’ is the sequel to Elizabeth Allport’s first booklet about her younger years as a nurse working in Birmingham.

In 2018 Elizabeth published her memoirs about her time as a student nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 1965 to 1966.

'My Story - Nursing in the 60s' sold around 200 copies and raised around £1,000 for spinal research charities.

Now she hopes to raise further funds for two spinal research organisations as her son James, a former Stourbridge RFC player, was left paralysed after he was injured at the age of 21 in a rugby match at Stourton Park in 1998.

Elizabeth, aged 76, also hopes to donate funds to Arthritis Research as she now sufferers from the condition.

The new 37-page booklet covers her time as a student nurse from 1966 to 1968 including a stint in the casualty department.

Elizabeth, a member of Oldswinford Writing Group which meets at The Crabmill pub, said: “After I’d written the first one everybody liked it and said they wanted to know what happened next, so I had to do it.”

After starting her career at the QE, Elizabeth worked at various Birmingham hospitals and from 1970 she was ward sister on the men’s surgical ward at Corbett Hospital, Stourbridge. After having a family she worked at Birmingham Children's Hospital and later returned to the QE as night sister.

She also worked at The Priory in Birmingham before becoming a health and social care teacher for colleges across the Black Country. Finally, before retiring in 2014, she spent 13 years working as an Ofsted inspector, although she has no plans to write about that part of her career!

Elizabeth’s new booklet is available from Amazon, Swinford Pharmacy and Julian Hill Opticians in Oldswinford, priced £5.

Or people can obtain copies by emailing elizabeth.allport@blueyonder.co.uk.