Sunday, 4 October 2009

Clara Gould. OBE first matron Sully

I wonder how many people know that Clara Gould , the first matron to be appointed to Sully hospital in 1936 was a founder member of the Royal College of Nursing and was awarded an OBE for her services to the nursing profession?

Her great niece Jill White , a recently retired nurse , says her great aunt was totally devoted to nursing to the exclusion of all else in her life though there was a man called "Teddy" at Sully who wanted to marry her but she refused because she considered herself socially inferior to him.

Jill says they never knew the identify of this mysterious "Teddy" though they suspect he was one of the doctors.

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