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Maureen Lambert (nee Bell 1969)  Maureen's funeral is to be held at the Chapel of the Broulee Memorial Gardens Crematorium at 11am on Monday 26 November 2018.

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

» Read the article in the Leader

Betty Tierney, our oldest member of the St George Hospital Graduate Nurses Association, passed away aged 93 years. Her funeral was held Friday 16 February 2018 at the Engadine Congregational Church.

» Read Betty’s Eulogy



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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Pamela Nye

A profile of Pamela Nye, St George Hospital Graduate.

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Primrose House Handover

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

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Reunion 2017 – Celebrating 70 Years

Sunday 22 October 2017, 10.30am to 4.00pm at Gardens on Forest

The 2017 Reunion was held at The Gardens on Forest and was a great success with over 90 Graduates attending – some from country areas, interstate and overseas. A photo gallery of the day is now available online.

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2016 Annual Reunion

The 2016 Reunion was a resounding success with 85 graduates attending. Some country and interstate members also atteneded. 

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2015 Annual Reunion

The 2015 Reunion was held at The Gardens on Forest and was a great success with over 80 Graduates attending. A photo gallery of the day is now available online.

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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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