Back How have Hospitals Changed?
Before Florence After Florence
Nurses were poor women with no training. Nurses are well trained and are respected.
Hospitals were dirty and diseases spread easily. Hospitals are cleaner and more hygienic.
Many people died from diseases and infections. Fewer people die from diseases and infections.
Hospitals were overcrowded. Hospitals have more space and beds for patients.
Nurses were not respected. Florence became the second most famous person in Britain, after Queen Victoria.