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Pontefract Years in Focus 1946

YEARS IN FOCUS

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1946

10th MAY 1946
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR NURSES

A pleasant ceremony at the Pontefract General Infirmary, on Wednesday, marked the first annual prize distribution to the nurses. The prizes were provided by special subscriptions of 150 from the Ferrybridge Infirmary Committee, and 100 from the employees and firm of W.R. Wilkinson and Co.Ltd., who endowed the ''Eleanor Cooke Prize'' as a tribute to the late Mrs A. Cooke. of Pontefract, formerly Sister Eleanor Stoner, a popular member of the Infirmary Staff. The prizes were presented by Mrs Cooke's husband, Mr. A. Cooke, who is a director of Messrs Wilkinson and Co. He was introduced by the Chairman of the Pontefract Infirmary Linen League, Mrs C.G. Lyon J.P., who said the fact that Pontefract Infirmary was one of the very best of the smaller hospitals in the country was due in no small measure to the Staff, Matron and Sisters. She paid tribute to the late Mrs Cooke.

Thanks to Mr. Cooke and to the Matron and Sisters for the organisation and maintenance of the Nurse's Training School, were expressed by Dr .J.T. Blackburn. The "Eleanor Cooke Prize" of 5, given for the best nurse during her training, was won by Nurse Mona Lazenby and the Ferrybridge Infirmary Committee prizes for final hospital examination, senior nursing, medicine and surgery {3] and for junior nursing, hygiene, anatomy and physiology [2] were won by Nurses Joyce Rosemary Oates and Barbara Porter, respectively.

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Years in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced
with the kind permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.


Pontefract news from the 1930's


 

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