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Notes from the Hospitals and Personal Items

Miss Mildred Ellis, late of Karitane Baby Hospital and of Otaki Hospital, has been appointed assistant matron at the McLean Institute, Christchurch. Miss Rachel Hay ward has been appointed matron of the Rhodes Convalescent Home. Christchurch. Miss Hayward has for the last year or two been assistant matron at the McLean Institute. * * * * Miss Sybil Kelly, who has been since her arrival from Home, sister at Miss Brooke's Private Hospital, Wanganui, has been appointed sister at the Otaki Hospital. * * * * Miss Mary Bagley, trained at the Dunedin Hospital, has been appointed matron of the Grey town Hospital. * ■ * * » The engagement is announced of Miss May Palmer, so long a well-known nurse in Wellington, and who has been for a time living in Rome, to a Medical Army Officer, Capitano Dottore Boriani, attached to the War Office at Rome. Jjj JjC S|S JfC Christmas greetings came from nurse Richter. from 45 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, London W. She was on the staff of a private nursing Home in London, and we understand is shortly to be married.

Nurse Sexton has gone to Rotorua fcr three weeks holiday. * , ' >,z ?(C *j» Sister Calder, of Dunedin Hospital, has been appointed visiting nurse in connection with the Tuberculosis Dispensary at Dunedin Hospital. * * * * Nurse Marion Petrie writes from San Francisco, where she has been nursing for the last year, and has been kept exceedingly busy. She was leaving to travel through China and Japan and her address would be care of Thos. Cook, Hong Kong. She hopes to travel for several months and pay a visit to New Zealand, and adds that she hopes to visit hospitals in Japan, China, and Manilla. She looks forward to the Journal very much, and has lent copies to many nurses in America, who speak very highly of it. * * * * Nurse Jackson, of Kensington Street, Private Hospital, Wellington, was married on November lst to J. W. Elliott, of Feilding. Her friend and partner, Nurse Garrett, was previously married to Mr. Reedy, Wairoa. * -¥ * * Sister May, at Miss Wallis' Private Hospital, Gisborne, is joining a party from that town, in a motoring trip to Lake Waikaremoana.

Nurse Elsie Seton, of the Wellington Hospital, writes from 40 Oxford Gardens, North Kensington, London W., asking for her Journal to be forwarded. She did nursing in Sydney for a time, and after a three months holiday in England, has joined the staff of a London Surgical Home for six months. SjC Jf» JjC >,' In a note from Mrs. Ho Igate from Hampstead, she says she is having a good deal of motoring in England. The weather is cold and she was going to Montreaux in December. * ■¥ * * Miss Stewart, late of Thames Hospital has been spending Christmas at Thames. Her old nurses did not think Christmas would be Christmas without their old matron at the hospital. * * * * Nurse Winfred Stubbs, who trained at the Nelson Hospital and Christchurch St. Helens, is now in Liverpool, England, keeping house for her brothers, who are studying medicine and chemistry. She intends taking district cases when she is settled. * * * * Miss Kelly, late sister at the Dunedin Hospital, is going through her midwifery training at St. Helens Hospital, Christchurch, * * # * Miss Jessie Kennedy, late matron Cromwell Hospital, has just completed her term of training at St. Helens, Dunedin, and has gone for six months to Uruti to carry on the district nursing there. >!* * ❖ ■¥ Nurse O'Callaghan resigned her position of District Nurse at Uruti in December, and has started a private hospital in Hastings Her sister, Nurse Nellie O'Callaghan, will live with her and carry on her work as District Plunket Nurse at Hastings, from her home. •n 9|C 3|C 9p Nurse Dustow, trained at St. Helens Hospital, Wellington, has opened a small private hospital in Levin. Nurse Stronach has added some new rooms and a well equipped little theatre to her private hospital in Stratford.

Miss Brown, matron of St. Helens Wellington, having been seriously unwell for some time has been granted leave of absence for three months. Miss War nock, sub- matron, is in charge of the hospital, and nurse Spurdle is acting sub -matron, * * * * Miss Brown is spending her leave quietly with her brothers and sisters in Southland, and it is hoped will be able to return to duty when the new hospital is ready in March. * * # * Nurse Jean Cor mack, of Dunedin, has been appointed to the Health Department, as a nurse for the Maoris. She took up her duties in January, and is established at Te Karaka, Gisborne. * * * * Nurse Eva Wi Repa, trained at Napier, has also been appointed one of the native nurses, and has joined Nurse Beetham in the Hawera district. * * * * Miss Berry has resigned the position of matron of the Napier Hospital. She intends to leave in January, and to join her friend, Miss Aitken, who was trained at Wellington Hospital, and was afterwards for a good many years in England, in establishing a private hospital in Perth, Western Australia. * ❖ * * Miss Rose Macdonald has been appointed matron of the Napier Hospital. Miss Macdonald was trained at Dunedin, and has been for several years matron of the Medical School Maternity Hospital. She also acted as matron of the Dunedin Hospital for six months, pending the arrival of Miss Mackenzie from Home. "■*§■ ,•n "fr n" Nurse Edwards, from the Picton Hospital, has been appointed a staff nurse at the Christchurch Hospital. * * * * Miss Rockford writes from Sydney that her appointment at Mouthaggi Hospital in Victoria was merely a temporary locum of three months. She has since (before Christmas) been staying in New South Wales at the Nurses Club in Sydney of which she sends an account for Kai Tiaki.

Miss Young, matron of Gore Hospital, and formerly sister at Dunedin Hospital, has resigned her position, and is to leave the Hospital in April Her engagement to Mr. William Ewing, of Dunedin, is announced and will take place three or four months later. * * * * In February, Sister Temple Brown, in charge of the Infirmary Wards at Ashburton, will be severing her connection with the nursing staff of the Christchurch Hospital. She is to be married to the Rev. Mr. Blair, of. Invercargill. * * * ■¥ Sister Butler, of the Christchurch Hospital Staff, who is in charge of the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Bottle Lake will shortly be leaving for Melbourne, where she is entering the Women's Hospital, for special gynaecological and midwifery training. T *P T Nurse Hodges has been made sister at Christchurch Hospital, and nurses Earshmann, Houston and Stanton, have also been appointed to the permanent staff. * * * * Sister McNie has been on leave and is spending her holiday on the West Coast. * * * * Sister Muir has spent her holiday in Otago. 3p """"I* *|t 3J5 Nurse Elsie McAllum, trained at New Plymouth Hospital and St. Helens, Dunedin, has also been appointed to the staff of the Christchurch Hospital. * * * * Miss Davy, from England, was appointed a sister at the Christchurch Hospital. * * * * Sister Butler has taken charge of the Bottle Lake Fever Hospital, assisted by probationers from the Christchurch Hospital. * * * * Miss Dencker, well-known in Wellington nursing circles, has returned from her trip to England, and her engagment to Mr. Hunter, of Wellington, is announced. * * * * Miss Kummer, late sister of the Napier Hospital, is now undergoing a course of training in St. Helens Hospital, Wellington.

Nurse McLean, trained at the Dunedin Hospital, is now staff nurse at the Stratford Hospital, and is acting matron during Miss O'Brien's absence on leave. Miss O'Brien has gone to Sydney. * * * * Miss Baker, of the New Plymouth Private Hospital is intending to take a holiday, and visit England. During her absence Sister Muir is to take charge. Nurse McLean, of Palmerston hospital, has joined her staff. * * * * Miss Broadley, who has been acting matron of Rawene Hospital for the past six months, has joined the staff of St. Helens Hospital, Auckland, as sub-matron. * * * * Miss Lones, matron of Rawene Hospital, has completed her term of midwifery training at St. Helens, and returned to her hospital. * * * * Miss Stubbs, late sister at Christchurch Hospital, and for the last six months acting matron at the Wanganui Hospital, has been appointed matron of the Townley Maternity Hospital, Gisborne. * * * * Miss Edith Clarke has completed her training in St. Helens. Christchurch, and after a short holiday returned to take charge of the Wanganui Hospital. * * * * Miss Cameron, matron of St. Helens Hospital, Christchurch, has passed the examination as a Sanitary Inspector, held last month. * * * * Miss Dora Webb arrived on January llth from Johannesberg, South Africa, for a long visit to her family at Ormondville, Miss Webb was trained at the Wellington Hospital, and went to South Africa in 1902, and is now engaged in teaching under the Government. * * * * Miss Rockford mentions that Miss Agnes Barclay, formerly of New Zealand and trained in Wellington Hospital, came out to Sydney in the " Orama " with a patient, and returned by the same boat. Miss Barclay has been nursing for several years in London.

Nurse May Logan has been appointed matron at the Dunedin Hospital, Clyde. Her friends will sympathise with her in the recent loss of her mother, who had long been an invalid. * * * * Nurse Margaret Macalister, who has for the last two or three years been working at the Mater Misercordia Hospital, Auckland, has decided to join the sisterhood, and has entered on her novitiate. * * * * Miss Sutherland, of the Chalet Private Hospital, Dunedin, is intending to take a trip Home, and through America early in the year. Her two sisters will take charge of her hospital. * * ■¥ * Miss Craig, now District Nurse at Seddon, has been spending a short holiday in Wellington. '" * * * * Miss Dora Gill, formerly matron of the Taumaranui Hospital, and latterly of the Boys' College, Wanganui, has resigned that position, and has been camping in the sounds during the holidays. Miss Gill is now appointed as one of the nurses under the Health Department. * * * * Miss Inglis left the Cambridge Sanatorium of which she has been matron for two years, on January 12th. She is relieving Miss Ludwig, matron of St. Helens, Auckland, during her annual holiday and will then go on leave herself, returning to work under the Hospital Department. * * * * Miss Bagley has been in the north since November lst, organising some nursing stations for the natives. * * * * Sister McNaughton, late of Invercargill Hospital, is now private nursing. She is engaged to Mr. Brown, of Invercargill. *•** H* *l* *l* Sisters McKay and Pearce have also resigned and are engaged in private nursing. * * * * Miss Ogilive, of Porirua Mental Hospital, has been spending her leave of three months in a trip to India. Miss MacDougall has been acting Matron at Porirua.

Miss Beswick, for twenty years Matron of Seacliff Mental Hospital, has resigned her position, and after some months leave is retiring on her superannuation allowance. She is intending to leave early in February for a trip to England with Miss Marchant. * * * * Mrs Harry Skeet, (Nurse Sims), has gone to live in Auckland. Her husband, Commissioner for Crown Lands, having been transferred to that city from Invercargill. * * * * Nurse Schmidt has resigned from the Palmerston North Hospital to go home to be with her mother. Her father died Jecently. * * * * Nurse Worthington resigned her position as staff nurse at Waihi Hospital, and is now undergoing her training in St. Helens Hospital, Auckland. * * * * Nurse Mackenzie was married to Mr. Wilkinson, of Auckland, in November. Their honeymoon was spent in Sydney, and they have now returned to their home in Remuera, Auckland. * afe $ * The engagment is announced of Miss Clapcott, matron of Hawera Hospital to Dr. McKnight, who is now at Home, and will be returning to New Zealand shortly * * * -¥ Nurse Cox and Trask, of Christchurch. spent a delightful holiday in Dunedin. where they were shown much hospitality by the members of the Association. * * * * Nurse Ruth Mirams is taking her midwifery training in St. Helens Hospital, Dunedin. * * # **>* Nurse Nickless has left Oreytown and entered St. Helens Hospital, Dunedin. for training. After obtaining her midwifery certificate she hopes to place her services at the disposal of the authorities for Maori nursing work. * * * # Nurse Alice Smart has returned from a delightful visit to the Old Country, and Canada, and is again taking up work in Auckland.

Mr. and Mrs. Kidd are still in Great Brittain, * * * * Sister Bell and Sister Williams spent a very pleasant holiday travelling abroad, and are now studying at the Rotunda, Dublin. * * * * Sister Ella Cooke, of Hawera hospital, is having a holiday with her friends in Auckland. i\; %i :fc Several Auckland Hospital nurses candidates came out on top at the last State examination, and all passed. * * * * The new Nurses' Home is nearly finished, aud it is expected will be ready for occupation about the end of the month. * * # * Lady Islington, the Hon. Joan Poynder and Miss Stapleton-Cotton, visited the children's ward, at Christchurch Hospital and expressed themselves greatly delighted with the charming blue tiles and dainty furniture

The Inspector General has received from Mr. Prictor caretaker at the Taumarunui Hospital, a pair of crutches which can be adjusted to any height by a very simple contrivance invented by himself. These would be extremely useful in a cottage hospital, where a large stock of crutches is not kept. Mr. Proctor desires that they should be presented to any hospital requiring such a pair The matron of one of our cottage hospitals might write to the Editor who would have them forwarded.

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Notes from the Hospitals and Personal Items, Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume V, Issue 1, 1 January 1912

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Notes from the Hospitals and Personal Items Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume V, Issue 1, 1 January 1912

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