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Appointments and Resignations

Nurse* Grace, who has been Plunket Nurse at Ashburton for some time, has been appointed matron of the Wairoa Hospital. * * * * # * Nurse Jean Porteous, trained at Riverton, lias gone to Greytown Hospital as sister. Xurse Mclntyre, who is a sister at Greytown Aras also trained at Riverton. * * * * * * Nurses Emma Bell, Margaret Smaill and Mary Anderson all trained at the Dunedin Hospital, have been appointed sisters m their training schoo]. * * * * * * Miss Ella Cooke, who recently left for England with her sister, writes that they had many varied experiences across Canada and America, and thought they Avould have been stranded iin New York. However, after a voyage, Avhich OAving to the report that the " Lusitania," painted grey and all lights out was being chased by a German cruiser was much out of the usual course, they arrived safely m London. Nurse Cooke intends to offer her services for six or seven months to fill the gap m some hospital caused by nurses going on active service. * * * * * * Sister Brodie, Gisborne, who recently returned from a visit to Australia is the guest of Mrs. John Ferguson, ''Kelvin," Cambridge. * * * * * * Miss Eliza Stubbs, of Christchurch Hospital and Matron of Townley Maternity Hospital, Gisborne, has been appointed Matron of the Government Sanatorium Hamner Sj>rings. jjs $c * * * Miss Lily Dawson, who was for some time m New Zealand on the staff of the Timaru Hospital, and later as native health nurse at Thames, writes from Howrah General Hospital, Bengal, where she is sister m charge of the European Department of the hospital. She promises some account of her work later on for Kai Tiakt. * * * * * # Miss Rennell, who was formerly matron of the Rototua Sanatorium, and afterwards at the Hawera Sanatorium, has been permanently transferred to the charge of the Rotorua Sanatorium and Cottage Hospital, where she has been acting matron since the end of August.

. Nurses Commons, Curry, and Lou Clarke have been appointed Sisters on the nursing staff of the Auckland Hospital. * * * * * * Nurse Ingram, trained at the Nelson Hospital, who has been staff nurse at St. Helens' Hospital, Dunedin, for two years, has resigned her position and is going as Sister to the Napier Hospital. * * * * * * Nurse Ingram was a great favourite at St. Helens and the matron gave an afternoon tea for her before her departure, to which as many as possible of the old pupils came. The pupils gave her a travelling suit case and the matron and Sisters a hat box to match. ****** Nurse Gertrude Stubbs, trained at the Wellington Hospital and Townley Maternity Hospital, has been appointed a Sister at the Napier Hospital. * * * * * * Sister Jackson has resigned her position at the Napier Hospital and is taking over* Sister Cooper's private hospital at Napier, the latter giving up on account of her marriage. Dr. and Mrs. Walshe, of Thames, are expected back about the 19th October. During his stay at Home Dr. Walshe obtained his degree of F.R.C.S. * % * * * * Sister Prior has taken the position of Sister at the Thames Hospital. * * * * * * Nurses Brien and Quigley have reached San Francisco, and have joined a Nurses' Home m that city. * * * * * * From resident staff of Christchurch Hospital Sister McNie went away w?th the Advance Expeditionary Force, and with the second ExpeditionaryForce,Drs.Hercus and Trotter. * * * * * * Sister Fitzgibbon lias been appointed Theatre Sister. Sister Ingles, Home Sister. Senior nurses Rose and McKay to Ward Sisters. (These two will be sisters from October). ****** The new buildings including wards and nurses' cottages, are now completed at Bottle Lake and proving of great benefit m providing more comfortable quarters for patients and nurses.

Nurse Gould, who has completed her •±tj) year, has resigned, and will take a rest before starting fregh duties. * V T "T V * Sister Webster, m charge of infirmary Wards, Jubilee Home, lias quite recovered from her serious illness of pneumonia, and has resumed duty after 10 weeks' absence. * * * * * * Nurse Hobbs writes from Raratonga to say that the island was just getting into its ordinary routine again after the visit from the Governor and Dr. Pomare. The busy season is from March to November when the Hospital is very full and she wishes she could get an emergency nurse to help her. Nurse Doneghue is returning to New Zealand at the end of October. ***... s Miss Mary Anderson has been appointed a Sister at the Dunedin Hospital. ****** Sister B. Guffie, of Dunedin Hospital, is now going through her midwifery training at the Firth Street Maternity Hospital. ****** Miss Higginson has resigned the matronship of the Wairoa Hospital and intends going to Sydney for a time. Nurse Grace, trained Chelsea Infirmary and lately Plunket Nurse at Ashburton, was appointed matron. ****** Sister Collins of the Wairoa Hospital has also resigned, and is accompanying Miss Higginson. ****** Sister Beattie, of Auckland Hospital, has taken up the matronship of the Knox Home, the opening of which is described m another column. The staff is to have a horse and trap so that they can drive to the Remuera train terminus to meet the staff who have been off duty m town. ****** Nurses Arrowsmith, Boyd and Finlayson have resigned Prom the Wellington Hospital staff. ■ Nurse Ruby Bdgerley, Auckland Hospital, has entered St. Helen's Hospital, Wellington, for midwifery training. ****** Miss Brown who arrived recently from England has been appointed relieving Sister for some months at the Wellington Hospital.

Miss Hobbs, night Sister at the Wellington Hospital, has boon granted extended leave by the Board. * * . * * i(i ~~ Ms Miss Stott, trained at St. Bartholoinan's Hospital, has been appointed night Sister during her absence. * * * * * * Miss Nurse writes from Apia that at Fiji Nurse Willis of Wellington Hospital, who was stranded there when war was declared, joined their party, and is now with them at the Hospital. * $ $ * * * On 29th August Mrs. Patterson, nee Wiggins (late Sister of Hos.) gave birth to a son at Mrs. Betlmne's private hospital. $ ' $ * $ $ . $ Miss Roby of Palmerston North has built a new wing to her private hospital "Northcote," which was opened recently m the presence of a large number of friends,lhe Mayor and Mayoress, and the local medical men and their wives. ****** The Mayor, Mr. Nash, congratulated Miss Roby on her courage m this new undertaking, which placed private hospitals m the town on a new footing. ****** Misses Daw and Stronaeh who are on Miss Roby 's staff assisted m the entertainment which was very successful. It took place m the evening and wound up with a dance. ****** Miss Roby hopes soon to have the new wing ready for patients. ****** Miss Lucas has had an addition to her private Hospital m Willis street, Wellington. Her new theatre is quite up-to-date — flooring of arliclite and all the fixings of the newest and most approved style. Miss Lucas generously offers her old operating table, which is m quite good order, and a steriliser, to any nurse about to equip a private hospital, ****** Sister Lucy Trumble from Christchurch Hospital, has entered St. Helen's, Wellington, for midwifery training. ****** Nurse Helen Morton, from Gisborne, has entered St. Helen's, Christchurch, for the midwifery training.

Nurse Esther Tubman, from Dunedin Hospital, has entered St. Helen 's, Dunedin, for midwifery training. hi >k % % Nurse Margaret Amy Smith, of Gore Hospital, has also entered St. Helen's/ Dunedin. * * * * * :|c Nurse Mcßean has been appointed a Sister at the Gisborne Hospital. $ # # $ :|: HNurse Garrard, from Launceston Hospital, Tasmania, and the Queen's liome, Adelaide, who has been m New Zealand for about two years, has been appointed matron of the Townley Maternity Hospital, Gisborne. si; :j: $: % % Nurse Petrie writes from the Lady Dudley Nursing Home, Johannesburg, where she is doing surgical work. She says the climate is perfect and she is very happy there. The new Medical Research College for South Africa is being built just opposite the hospital, and is a large handsome building. Hi * :|: :i: Sister Paul, Avell known to so many St. Helen's nurses, writes from Torquay, England, where she was staying with a cousin and was going to Jersey on another visit. Nurse Myra Smith and Nurse D'Emden who had lately been Sisters at Napier Hospital left for Sydney m September. They intend to do some private nursing there. $ $ ;f; $ )£ ♦ Miss Rochfort has resigned the position of Sister m charge of the Tuberculos ; s Dispensary and Sister Urquhart, who has been m charge of the Coronation Hospital is to take over the duties at the Dispensary. sfc H= H: H< * * Nurse Herdman has resigned the Matronship of Clyde Hospital and gone to Rotorua ; she intends doing some private nursing m the North Island. % :<; %: % $: Nurse B. C. McKay, who travelled to London with Nurse Macmillan m May spent a fortnight there with Nurse Tombe before leaving for Canada on July 31st, the eve of the outbreak of war ; her many friends will be glad to hear of her safe arrival at her destination.

Sister Henderson has resigned the position of Sister at the Grey mouth Hospital. # * # $ :|: * Nurse Lord, trained there, has been appointed junior sister and returned to duty after a month's holiday m Auckland. * :|c :j; % ;'; ;,k Nurse Lind writes from London that she and Nurse Hitchcock had met Mrs. Burbery, late Nurse Seton of Wellington Hospital and also Nurse Davison, who had just completed her training at the Rotunda Hospital. They were all enjoying Spring m England, which Nurse Lind describes as too beautiful for words. Nurse Lind sent the account of Nurse Richter's wedding published m another column. >£ sfc $: # j£ Sister Simon of Christchurch and Napier Hospitals left Wellington on 11th September for Sydney en route to Hong Kong where she is to be married on arrival. H: % H= % % % Miss Ada Hooker, late Home Sister at Napier Hospital, has decided to give up nursing for a time and has gone to Palmerston North to take over tea-rooms there. Miss Rennell, Matron of Hanmer Sanatorium recently destroyed by fire, was sent to take charge of Rotorua Sanatorium and Cottage Hospital during the illness of the late Matron, Miss Pownall. Miss Rennell is still at Rotorua and will remain there until a permanent appointment is made. Miss Enberg, a sister at the Sanatorium, is also ill with enteric fever but is now improving.. Her sister is assisting to nurse her. * * * * * * Nurse Metze, of Auckland Hospital and St. Helen's Wellington, is at Karitane Hospital prior to taking her position of Plunket Nurse at Wanganui. * * * * * Nurse Nutsey. of Auckland Hospital and St. Helen's AVellington, is acting submatron at St. Helen's m Sister Vida MacLean's place while absent on active service. j|l If !p ¥ * Nurse Edith Wilkins, of Napier Hospital is spending a holiday m Dunedin. # * * * * * Nurse Burnett, late of Dunedin Hospital has been appointed to succeed Nurse Herdman.

Nurse Sturgeon is still absent m Wanganui. :|; ;l; ;'; :\: :J; :j: Nurse McKane lias gone to Christ-church where site is working I'rom the Nurses' Club. * * * ;|; :[; :|: Nurse Murison writes from Carbs Bay, Cornwall, that she has not yet made any plans for work, but is taking a much needed rest.

Miss Tombe's many friends will be glad In hear thai her health is steadily improving. H; * * i|t * * Nurse Hilda Burton, late Matron of Picton Hospital, lias returned to Dunedin, where she is engaged m private nursing. :|: :]; % * ;!; $ Nurses Margaret Mac Donald and KnowleSj late of Dunedin Hospital, have started private nursing m Dunedin.

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Appointments and Resignations, Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume VII, Issue 4, 1 October 1914

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