Ashley Adsett

Photo of Ashley Adsett wearing a purple cardigan. Ashley is smiling looking towards the camera.

Ashley Adsett was born in Brighton in 1952.

Ashley talks about wanting to become a nurse from the age of six, and began volunteering at Southlands Hospital, going on to training in 1970 at University College Hospital, London. She goes on to talk about her training and life in London.

She talks about her career at Royal Sussex County Hospital, including being Ward Sister on Bristol Ward, Christmas celebrations with patients, becoming Sister of the Cancer Centre, plus advancements in medicine she witnessed including keyhole surgery and treatment of cancer.

Ashley talks about donating a kidney to her brother, and how the Renal Unit was efficient, including the follow up.

She recalls winning a competition, which enabled her to visit the American Cancer Nurses Conference in USA, and also met the British Ambassador.

Recorded on 25/10/2019 in Brighton, UK.

Oral history: Ashley Adsett