Why did they move?

In the 1950s Dutch Hospitals suffered from a nursing shortage

NfS Poster 1

Cover of the published speech of the Minister of Social Affairs. “The Dutch people ask for nurses NOW!”

Shortly after World War II Dutch hospitals were faced with a shortage of nursing personnel. In a radio broadcast the Minister of Social Affairs addressed young Dutch women and urged them to go into nursing. To attract more attention his speech was later published as well.

Click here to find out more the speech of the minister


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