RNNH and the MoN Project
The Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH) in Bournemouth is an oasis of calm principally for people who have dedicated much of their lives to the care of others. Today it is a thriving residence for over 50 nurses or other health care professionals and provides respite care to any member of the public. But its beginnings were small and the original founders of the Home may be surprised at its developments over the years.
The articles below explore the origins of the home, the official opening and life there throughout the years. We have also included a selection of annual reports spanning several decades.
Please select an article below to view the content.
RNNH Residents Meeting
Preparation for recording of oral histories with residents from RNNH.
Introduction to the RNNH
The history and context of the Retired Nurses National Home.
Stories of Residents at RNNH
Information about the lives and training of some nurses at the Retired Nurses National Home.
When Their Work is Done: The Story of a Unique Charity
The story of the RNNH by Dr R Edward Chaplin.
When Their Work is Done: Documentary
A video documentary from 1992 covering life at the Retired Nurses National Home.
Opening of the Home
The order of service for the opening of the Retired Nurses National Home in 1946.
RNNH Annual Reports
A selection of annual reports from the Retired Nurses National Home.
Photos from RNNH
A selection of photos from the Retired Nurses National Home.