25th January 1995 – 2002
Mrs Jennifer o’ Connell R.N. R.M.N. B.Ed. D.N.G. M.CN. (NSW) was appointed the Eighteenth Matron, now know as the Senior Nurse Manager, of the Coast/Prince Henry Hospital, in 1995. She succeeded D.O.N. Miss Beryl Symons on 25th January 1995.
Jennifer O’Connell graduated from Sydney Hospital in 1978, did midwifery at Broken Hill and collected certificates, experience, a husband and two children before coming to Little Bay in December 1993. She came to Prince Henry from Royal South Sydney Hospital where she was Director of Nursing, along with her rehabilitation patients and some of her staff, when Royal South Sydney Hospital was closed.
After leaving Prince Henry Hospital Jennifer O’Connell has pursued a distinguished career in Aged Care.