At the invitation of the staff of the Linwood Home, a large number of friends assembled on December 22, to bid farewell to Miss Chapman, the matron of the institution, who was leaving on the eve of her marriage. Afternoon tea was served, and musical and elocutionary items were given. Mr. T. I. Smail spoke of the good w r ork done by Miss Chapman durirg her teim of office. On behalf of the Ladies' Committe, Mrs. Inwood presented Miss Chapman with a silver-mounted bread-board and knife, and in doing so lef erred to the happy relationship that had always existed between the matron and members of the committee. Archdeacon Ensor, chaplain of the Home, spoke of the assistance that Miss Chapman had always given in connection with the regular service conducted in the Home, and on behalf of the staff presented her with a silver tea service. Mr. S. E. Cross briefly replied on behalf of Miss Chapman. Miss Chapman was also the recipient of a pair of silver candlesticks from tne inmates.
Nurse Ruth Smith has been appointed Matron of Mercury Bay Hospital.
Sister Macdermott has gone to Coromandel Hospital as charge nurse. sj» SJC SJC 3JC 5fC 5}C Miss M. Stewart is spending the holidays in the Waikato. 'Tr *T» *T* *t* H* t* Nurse Kelly, late of Porirua and of Sunnyside, has resigned from the Mental Hospital service, and intends to enter the Wellington Hospital for general training. ****** Nurse Metge has commenced her work as Plunket Nurse at Wanganui. ****** Nurse Mary Gould, of Christchurch, Hospital, has been appointed sister at the Napier Hospital. ****** Mr. T. Jones, of the Auckland Chief Post Office, received a cablegram on Saturday from his sister, Nurse S. Carrie Jones, who is in London, stating that she is attached to Queen Alexandra's Nursing^ Reserve Hospital Ship. Miss Jones, who comes from Napier, resigned her position as senior district nurse, Wairarapa, on the outbreak of war, and left for London to offer her services to the authorities as a nurse at the front. Mrs." Broadribb (Nurse Eva Walshe, of Auckland Hospital), writes from Hikurangi, where she now lives. ****** Nurse Eva Peacock, of Napier, writes that she has been away for eighteen months travelling in South America, England and Scotland. She had a delightful trip and has returned quite restored in health. i%*m SJC SjC 5jC t\m 5jC Nurse Gordon has severed her connection with Nurse Cupples private maternity hospital in Dunedin, and intends to resume private nursing. *f* *t* <* »T* 5jC 3|C Nurse Florence Gill has returned from Australia and is now private nursing in Christchurch from Miss Walls Home in Armagh Street. She had a very enjoyable six months in Australia. Nurse Florence Rankers writes from Sydney, she has been nursing a good deal in the bush and found the heat and the drought, and the insect life very trying, and often longed to be back in " God's Own Country."
Nurse Guffie has resigned the position of matron at Ashburn Hall, Dunedin. She intends returning to complete her term of special training at the Wellington Hospital. Nurse Ponder has succeeded Nurse Guffie as matron of Ashburn Hall. sfe a|e $ ♦ ♦ ♦ Nurse Cardow went to the Colonial Hospital, Suva, in September, but finds the climate too trying, and intends returning to Dunedin. She writes that they had an interesting visit from the Australian Hospital Ship. ****** Nurse Sophie Mitchell has gone to Wanganui. Nurse Orton, late of St. Helen's, Dunedin, has gone to Karitane Babies' Hospital to train for Plunket nurse. ****** Nurse Tombe and Nurse MacMillan are still in London, living at Hamstead ; Miss Tombe was nominated as Superintendent of the Convalescent Home for New Zealand soldiers which it is proposed to establish in England if necessary. Nurse Murison writes from London recently where she had gone with a view to getting to work after a holiday in Cornwall. Nurse Christian Maclean, trained at Wanganui and St. Helen's Auckland, is now acting sub-matron at St. Helen's Wellington. * * * * * S|S Nurse Mitchell, trained at St. Helens', Wellington, is sub-matron at Karitane, but comes to Wellington in April as Plunket nurse. *_• _• _• _? #r> *r* *r> *%*. *j* Miss Kathleen Wallis, who has for about six years conducted a private hospital in Gisborne, left in the " Moeraki," on January 14th, en route for England to offer her services for the war. As Miss Wallis is a Bart's nurse, she will no doubt have a good chance of being accepted. Before leaving Gisborne Miss Wallis was made an honourary member of the Legion of Frontiersmen of New Zealand, and is to wear the badge of the League. Nurse La Fontaine has gone to the Whangaroa district as subsidised nurse under the Bay of Island Board.
Sister Ella Cooke and Nurse Eaddy were to leave London on November 19th for a base hospital in France. Matron, sisters, and nurses of the Auckland Hospital subscribed £36 towards the Expeditionary Contingent ; also two large packing cases of clothes were collected and sent for the Belgian refugees. Matron, sisters, and a few nurses further contributed £16 towards the Belgian Fund. j£ Hi Hi % Hi Hi At the completion of her training at Auckland Hospital, Nurse Montgomery was appointed Sister at the Southern Wairoa Hospital. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi At the completion of her training in Auckland Hospital, Nurse Craig has accepted a position at " Huia " Private Hospital. * * jjj * * * Nurse Garland has also completed her term of training, and intends taking a long holiday before resuming nursing. h Miss Ewart, of Invercargill Hospital, has recently returned f^om her long leave of absence. She visited many institutions in America, Canada and England, and has promised an account of her observations. :■: Hi Hi sfc j(c Hi Sister Looney'who was in charge during her absence, has now taken charge of Gore Hospital, Miss Smaill having left to be married. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Miss Theresa Butler, who was one of the first nurses to go across to Belgium and was in Brussels when the Germans entered, has returned to New Zealand, and is staying with her sister in Wellington. Hi jfc Hi Hi Hi Hi Miss Chapman having resigm d the Matronship of the Linwood Refuge and Maternity Home on account of her marriage, Nurse Pike, sub-matron, was appointed Matron, and Nurse Ayres, Sub-Matron. ] * He * * * * Miss McLagan, Matron of Palmerston North. Hospital, who lias been on leave for 9 months, writes from England. She, of course, cannot see hospitals in England under normal conditions as she had intended ; but visited some Canadian ones. She re marks on the long hours worked by the nurses.
Sister Violet Wilson writes that having resigned her position as sister at the Dunedin Hospital, she is now private nursing from Mosgiel. While spending part of her annual leave in Wanganui, Miss Davis of Pahiatua Hospital had the misfortune to sustain a compound fracture of her leg. It was put in plaster and suppurated, with the result that she is still invalided. He Hi * Hi Hi Hi Miss Maud Hayward, late Matron of Masterton Hospital, has opened a Private Hospital for medical and surgical cases, in Royal Terrace, Dunedin. The house is large and convenient, has a nice garden, and is tastefully and comfortably furnished. The theatre is especially very well arranged and up -to- date. Nurse Catherine Hamilton, who was for some time at Dannevirke Hospital, writes from Banbury, West Australia, asking for the Journal still to be sent to her. Miss Morris has opened a Private Hospital at Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. She has a large and convenient house in a large garden. The house is quite well adapted for the purpose, and is very well and daintily furnished. H; Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Miss Shanks has given up her Private Hospital at Waimate and taken over the Hospital lately managed by Miss Morris, at Timaru. Dr. Cruickshanks has taken over the Waimate Private Hospital, and Nurse Marion Brown is taking charge. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Miss Popplewell who has lately been on the staff of Thorndon Hospital has gone to Australia for three months rnd will be at Main St., Ballarat. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Miss Chalmer, of Christchurch Hospital, who has been private nursing in Dunedin for some time is now on a visit to Wellington. Hi * Hi Hi Hi Hi Nurse Spurling has resigned from the Auckland Hospital to be married. Hi Hi Hi Hi * Hi Nurse Appleby, lately from England, has gone to Seddon as District nurse. Sh° writes that her little cottage is delightful and ihe garden full of fruit and flowers.
All the third year nurses passed their final examination. Nurse Whalley being successful for the Gold Medal. Hi Hi Hi Hi * * Miss Molineaux, who, a little over a year ago, sustained severe burns, has now quite recovered from her serious accident. She intends, in February, to enter Karitane Hospital to gain special experience. Hi Hi # # Hi * Sister Rose Muir, who has been in Wellington staying with Miss Molineaux for a long time, has lately been doing private nursing, and the two friends are now away on a holiday trip to Rotorua. Hi 5,1 h' Hi •«! •>! Miss Cameron who recently completed her midwifery training at St. Helen's, Wellington, is now at Karitane, and is to take the position of Plunket Nurse at Timaru, in February. Hi * Hi * * : .' : Miss Morley, Matron of Ashburton Hospital, has returned from her visit to England. The war had broken out and but for her obligations to the hospital Board she would have volunteered for service. Hi * * Hi * # Nurses Violet and Clara Campbell have opened a nursing home at Te Awamutu and have every prospect of success in their venture. The house is most beautifully situated on a hill, with lovely views, and fine flower and vegetable gardens, and is large and very convenient for its purpose. The home should prove a great boon to the district. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi H ; The Editor wishes to thank very warmly those readers who have so kindly sent her cards anel letters expressing Christmas and New Year wishes. She has been so busy that she has been unable to respond to many. She wishes all her readers in this the eighth year of the existence of " Kai Tiaki," a very Happy New Year. A wish that she feels cannot be attained until peace is once more reigning in the world.
Sister Webster has resigned her position on the staff of the Hawera Hospital. * Hi * * Hi Hi Dr. Wohlmann's sister is Matron of a hospital ship. The ship has 60 cots ; but in each trip from Europe to England they take 300 wounded soldiers. j£ A trip is taken one way each day. Hi :['• :■: :•: H : Hi An interesting instance of generosity is that of the Christchurch Hospital nurses, who ever since the war began have given a day's pay each per week to the War Fund. Last month this came to £10, states the Christchurch " News." Hi * Hi * * Hi Notes from Christchurch Hospital. Now that the Administration Block is finished the Board has decided to pull down the oldest part of the hospital, which faces the site desired for the chronic ward. Unfortunately the full amount of money for that building is not in hand, so the committee of the H.L.V.A. has arrangements well in hand for a garden fete and bazaar to be held in the hospital grounds, 20th February, Her Excellency Lady Liverpool has promised to be present. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Christmas Day was very happily spent both by patients and staff, the wards were artistically decorated with beautiful flowers and foliage. The day was warm and fine, which cackled to the bright effect. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi During the month of January, several sisters and nurses were away on annual leave. Hi Hi Hi Hi * Hi Senior staff nurses Bennett and McKay have been appointed ward sisters. Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi The eight nurses who were recently successful both in hospital and State examinations are remaining for a fourth year with the exception of Nurse Meadowcroft, who is leaving shortly to be married. * * * * Hi Hi Owing to the war Miss Thurston has postponed her visit to England.
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Presentation, Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume VIII, Issue 1, 1 January 1915
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