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10 years on! - it will be 10 years in 2020 since the last great League celebration. This feels like a landmark worth celebrating. If you are interested please let me know via this website on the guestbook page or by emailing GHNL2010@gmail.com

 Please also pass this on to all your friends and acquaintences. 

READERS IN SCOTLAND PLEASE SEE MESSAGE FROM JANE GOULD ON GUEST BOOK PAGE

 

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of Alison Russell, the last Chairman of the Guy’s Nurses’ League and Professor Stuart Cameron, CBE, retired Professor of Renal Medicine at Guy’s Hospital. They first met at Guy’s in the early 60s, when Alison wrote the nursing section for a book Stuart was writing on renal medicine. They met again in more recent years and struck up a friendship which has blossomed into marriage.

The marriage will take place in Cambridge on 19th March 2018. If anyone would like to send a card please email me on ghnl2010@gmail.com.

I would like to offer them many congratulations on behalf of all League members

Andie Howard

 

See re-union page for details of September '68 set re-union

Emily McManus Matron of Guy's Hospital in WW2

I was working at Terrybaun Pottery in Co. Mayo from 1974-1978.
Emily was a neighbor in the Village. I loved spending the occasional evening at her house sipping Sherry in front of her fireplace. She told me she lost the love of her life in WW 1 where she was a nurse in the trenches. Then she became matron of Guys hospital in London in WW2. 

A student of hers was Haile Selassie’s daughter. she eventually had to return to Ethopia and marry someone in an arranged marriage. She died in childbirth. 

"Old Tom" lived in her house and took care of things. He always sat in the kitchen in front of the stove.
He told me he wished there was a tape recorder to record the stories. I was 24 and didn’t understand how important that was! If I went to town with them I was made to sit in the middle of the 
back seat so as not to unbalance the car!

I didn’t realize until later that I was with living history! 

Kathy Kershner 

See Re-union page for date of 2018 Norfolk/Suffolk re-union group

see Memories section for Trish Rees,nee Adams, article

GUILD OF NURSES

I have recently been made aware of the newly formed Guild Of Nurses, which is the first stage of  becoming a City of London Livery Company.  It was formed by a small group of Barts nurses, but a close friend who is a Middlesex nurse has just been admitted and highly recommends.  Not sure if there are any Guy's nurse members yet.  They have a very informative website: https://guildofnurses.co.uk, and lots of interesting activities.

CAVELL NURSES TRUST

 

We hold the Cavell Awards on 22nd June this year, near Covent Garden. Would league members be interested in attending? It’s a fantastic event (and free). If you think so I could reserve a couple of places?

You can find out more at:

https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/info/scholarship-awards

 

Guys Hospital Nurses' League

15 February 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

You may have seen that Nursing Times1 reported a 60% rise in the number of nurses asking Cavell Nurses' Trust for financial help since the summer. In the last few weeks that trend has continued. I'm writing to let you know more about the many ways we could work together.

On the one hand this trend is a great success; we were able to help over 1,900 nurses in 2016.

This means the world to someone like Michelle2, who qualified as a nurse in 2004 and worked on a neonatal ward. One day Michelle was rushed from work to A&E as she could barely walk. Later, Michelle found out she would be a wheelchair user for the rest of her life.

Cavell Nurses' Trust supported the cost of Michelle's wheelchair and even helped fund special modifications which means Michelle is now back at work, caring for families.

“The help I've received from Cavell Nurses' Trust has been life changing, giving me the ability to live and work in the best way I can. I will be forever grateful to them.”

But the team at Cavell Nurses' Trust are concerned by this trend and need Guys Hospital Nurses' League help.

We're writing to nursing leagues and societies across the UK. Having met so many nursing leagues over the years, I know that nursing leagues achieve so much. One vital function is the provision of a caring, supportive social network for those who care for the nation. Of course many nursing leagues give financial support to their members too.

I ask you to consider extending that caring, supportive ethic to the hundreds of additional nurses asking for Cavell Nurses' Trust's help.

Put simply, I ask nurses to be here for nurses.

Below is a letter about the Cavell Nurses Trust from the Patron, Dame Christine Beasley (ex Chief Nurse for England)

Guys Hospital Nurses' League

15 February 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

You may have seen that Nursing Times1 reported a 60% rise in the number of nurses asking Cavell Nurses' Trust for financial help since the summer. In the last few weeks that trend has continued. I'm writing to let you know more about the many ways we could work together.

On the one hand this trend is a great success; we were able to help over 1,900 nurses in 2016.

This means the world to someone like Michelle2, who qualified as a nurse in 2004 and worked on a neonatal ward. One day Michelle was rushed from work to A&E as she could barely walk. Later, Michelle found out she would be a wheelchair user for the rest of her life.

Cavell Nurses' Trust supported the cost of Michelle's wheelchair and even helped fund special modifications which means Michelle is now back at work, caring for families.

“The help I've received from Cavell Nurses' Trust has been life changing, giving me the ability to live and work in the best way I can. I will be forever grateful to them.”

But the team at Cavell Nurses' Trust are concerned by this trend and need Guys Hospital Nurses' League help.

We're writing to nursing leagues and societies across the UK. Having met so many nursing leagues over the years, I know that nursing leagues achieve so much. One vital function is the provision of a caring, supportive social network for those who care for the nation. Of course many nursing leagues give financial support to their members too.

I ask you to consider extending that caring, supportive ethic to the hundreds of additional nurses asking for Cavell Nurses' Trust's help.

Put simply, I ask nurses to be here for nurses.

Guys Hospital Nurses' League

15 February 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

You may have seen that Nursing Times1 reported a 60% rise in the number of nurses asking Cavell Nurses' Trust for financial help since the summer. In the last few weeks that trend has continued. I'm writing to let you know more about the many ways we could work together.

On the one hand this trend is a great success; we were able to help over 1,900 nurses in 2016.

This means the world to someone like Michelle2, who qualified as a nurse in 2004 and worked on a neonatal ward. One day Michelle was rushed from work to A&E as she could barely walk. Later, Michelle found out she would be a wheelchair user for the rest of her life.

Cavell Nurses' Trust supported the cost of Michelle's wheelchair and even helped fund special modifications which means Michelle is now back at work, caring for families.

“The help I've received from Cavell Nurses' Trust has been life changing, giving me the ability to live and work in the best way I can. I will be forever grateful to them.”

But the team at Cavell Nurses' Trust are concerned by this trend and need Guys Hospital Nurses' League help.

We're writing to nursing leagues and societies across the UK. Having met so many nursing leagues over the years, I know that nursing leagues achieve so much. One vital function is the provision of a caring, supportive social network for those who care for the nation. Of course many nursing leagues give financial support to their members too.

I ask you to consider extending that caring, supportive ethic to the hundreds of additional nurses asking for Cavell Nurses' Trust's help.

Put simply, I ask nurses to be here for nurses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We sadly have to report the death of Margaret Stenning nee Downer, of Hayes in Kent, 1954 set.

After retiring Margaret often helped at Ronald McDonald House, supporting the families of sick children. She received a Volunteer's award for this from Southwark which was given at a ceremony in Southwark Cathedral.

There is a memorial service for Margaret on Monday 19th September, at 12noon, in St Mary the Virgin Church in Hayes, Kent.

If anyone knows  more about Margaret's life and career please let me know

Andie (Editor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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