St George Hospital Graduate Nurses Association
Reunion 2017 – Celebrating 70 Years
Sunday 22 October 2017, 10.30am to 4.00pm at Gardens on Forest
Our 70th anniversary celebrations were a great success with members attending from country areas, interstate and overseas.
How the Association began
It was May 1947 when Matron Pritchard requested Muriel Ramage, Enid Raynor, and Beatrice Henderson to arrange a reunion of nurses who graduated at St. George Hospital and the inaugural meeting was held Saturday 31st May 1947 in the Nurses’ Lounge.
Originally known as the St. George Hospital Ex-trainees Association it was renamed St. George Hospital Graduates Nurses’ Association in 1958.
The Association met in the Nurses’ lounge from 1947–1975 until the room became unavailable. In a newsletter dated 2000 Joan English, a past secretary, writes “The committee spent the morning preparing the eats. As I remember the hospital provided sausage rolls, tea and coffee and the dining staff served us. We, the committee made sandwiches, filled sponges with jam, cream and strawberries. We finished the preparation including the flowers and then a quick trip home to change. Dress in those early days included hat and gloves”.