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Nurses Association


The St George Hospital Graduate Nurses’ Association was established in 1947 with the aim

of providing an opportunity for Graduates from the Hospital to come together once a year

for a reunion.


Many St George Hospital Graduate nurses turned out on 25 February 2017 for the Special handover Ceremony of Primrose House.

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Joyce Hayman OAM (nee Snodgrass) passed away 5 April 2018 aged 95 years. Joyce was the sister of Rosemary Snodgrass and graduated from St George Hospital in 1946.

Joyce was awarded the OAM for her services in Prisons caring for the visitors who came to see inmates.

A thanksgiving service will be held

at the Alan Drew Heritage Chapel, 221 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill on 11 April 2018.

Rosemary Snodgrass, one of our Matrons at St George Hospital, passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s hospital on Tuesday 6 March 2018. So many of us hold fond memories of times we shared with Rosemary both during our training and after. Rosemary’s funeral was held at Narwee Baptist Church on Thursday 15 March 2018.

» Read Rosemary’s Eulogy

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Reunion 2018

Saturday 20 October 2018, 11.30am at Gardens on Forest

The 2018 Reunion Newsletter is now available online.

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The St George Hospital CEO has arranged to start a display of Nursing Memorabilia in preparation for next years celebrations – in November 2019 it will be the St George Hospital 125 year celebrations.

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Historical Feature: St George Hospital

A selection of historical facts about St George Hospital and two of its nurses.

Topics are Matron Alice M Pritchard, Sister Janet Kerr and St George Hospial: the War Years and Aftermath 1939-1959.

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Without Nurses a Hospital is Just Bricks and Mortar:

The St George Hospital Nurses

The history of the nurses of St George Hospital is part of the history, not only of nursing in Australia, but of Australia itself. The book is now available for download in PDF format.

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Oral History Project

During 1991–1993 the St George Hospital Graduate Nurses’ Association embarked on a Oral History Project under the supervision of Margaret Walton (Pierson). In 2011 the original audio cassette tapes were converted to digital audio. The interviews are now available online.

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