Thousands of nurses trained and worked at Prince Henry Hospital. 

In these posts they share their experiences in their own words.

Please see the guidelines below if you would like to contribute your story.

Miss Beryl Symons 20th March 1992 - 2nd January 1995 The 17th Director of Nursing Miss Beryl Symons R.N. R.M.N.
Mrs Jennifer O'Connell 25th January 1995 - 2002 Mrs Jennifer o' Connell R.N. R.M.N. B.Ed. D.N.G. M.CN. (NSW) was appointed the
Mrs Joan Englert 17th February 1979 - 19th March 1992 Mrs Joan Englert, was appointed the Sixteenth Matron of The
Mrs Phyllis Newnham
Mrs Phyllis M Newnham 15th January 1973 - 16th February 1979 Mrs Phyllis Newnham nee Newcombe became the Matron or
Miss Marie C Killkeary 1st April 1971 - 14th December 1972 On 1st April 1971 Deputy Matron Marie Cecilia Kilkeary
Miss Jean McKinnon 1st April 1969 - 31st March 1971 On Ist April 1969 Miss Jean Evelyn McKinnon (Mrs Egginton)
Miss Mary J O'Rourke 4th November 1968 - 31st March 1969 Miss Mary Josephine O'Rourke was appointed Matron of the
Miss Vera Adderley 17th March 1966 - 24th May 1968 Miss Vera Adderley was appointed Matron of the Prince Henry
A NURSE'S STORY Anne Thompson Anne Thompson graduated in Nursing at Prince Henry Hospital in 1965.  These are her recollections
Miss Hope Croll 5th August 1955 - 16th March 1966 Miss Hope Croll R.R.C. became Matron of the Prince Henry
Miss Ethel McNevin 10th March 1937 - 2nd September 1955 Ethel McNevin assumed the matronship on the 10th of March 1937.She began
A NURSE'S STORY Nurse Olive Freeman Pratt Olive Freeman Pratt trained as a nurse at Prince Henry Hospital between 1936

If you would like to contribute your story to the Nurses Stories page please email your submission to The Editor and follow these guidelines:

  • format: word document – up to 1500 words
  • photos: minimum 3/ maximum 9. JPEG or PNG, width 1200px, 72dpi/150dpcm