Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 172 )
With this in mind, I despatched my Brother a telegram, Explaining my situation and asking for his own views on the subject. The following day I received his answer, it came as something of a surprise, usually he is very cautious when offering advice. But his answer read, ‘Go with your instincts, but if you feel that you need a Doctor and a Nurse, then hire them. If you delay too long it may lose you patients, something you may regret at a later date.’
I will admit, this was exactly what I too was thinking, but it was good to have a second unbiased opinion. My own feeling were that I needed a full time Doctor and a part time Nurse, initially to assist with my free clinics, but with the possibility of more once my surgery was over the initial opening period and things were more settled.
I placed an advert in the Medical Journals, offering a Junior Partnership to a young, possibly newly graduated Doctor, if I felt that he possessed the abilities that required. I Made the advert a little ambiguous, because I wanted the applicants to convince me of their worthiness for the position.
I mentioned to Jenny about recruiting a part time Nurse and she said she had a friend who might possibly be interested. She had done some training with Jenny but continued on to become a fully qualified Nurse. I asked Jenny if she would contact her and if she were interested, to make her an appointment for an interview.
I had no qualms about accepting Jenny’s recommendation. In the short time she had been in my employ, she had more than proved her worth.
(C) Damian Grange 2019