Monday, 2 November 2009
Clara Gould- OBE
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.