The Liverpool Royal infirmary Nurses’ League was founded in 1933 to help nurses keep in touch with their training school and to create and maintain a bond of friendship with each other. This has expanded over the years to use funds to create a Bursary, later called a Travel Award, under the aegis of Liverpool University, for nurses to apply for funding for research projects. There are also two academic awards funded by us linked to the Nursing BA (Hons) Degree and administered by Liverpool University Health Sciences Department.
The current membership stands at 462, with members throughout the United Kingdom with 28 members further afield across the globe.
Each year there is a Reunion and AGM on the 3rd Saturday afternoon in October. Since 1998 it takes place at the old Royal which is still standing and in good condition, although now converted into business accommodation, a large hands- on practical clinical training area run by the University and a student GP practice. The Foresight Centre is the area where we meet and have afternoon tea with the AGM taking place in the former Chapel.
Each year there is a PTS’s significant reunion and we are happy to try and seat that group together for afternoon tea where possible, if you inform us. It is great fun and well worth attending if you are able. We have also organised a tour of the Building before the meeting, but not every year, so you need to read your Journals and look on the Website to find out if there is one on offer that year. Ward Six is the only Ward still in its original state so it was a fascinating step back in time to see that.
There is also a longstanding reunion in June at Portmeirion ,which is a delightful setting and a good opportunity to gather mid-year.
The League also publishes a Journal which is sent to all members each summer. This has a summary of the AGM and also articles and photos of past and current events.
To read a fuller history of the Leagues activities and publications click on HISTORY on the navigation bar.
We hope to encourage people to get in touch with each other to organise get- togethers , not only in October, by providing the Message Board for you to post messages. You don’t have to be a member to do this.