Monday, 2 November 2009

Clara Gould- OBE

Clara Gould

Clara Gould, the first matron of Sully hospital ( 1936-1950) was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the eldest of 14 children into a very poor family.

Despite the poverty Clara was determined to fulfill her ambition to become a nurse and she began work first as a maid in Ipswich hospital before going to London to train from 1922-25.

She died in 1965 and left all her nursing books to her great niece Jill White, who has recently retired from nursing herself.

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