General Nursing Council for England and Wales Badge

Scope and Content

Silver and blue metal in the shape of a rose. Around the edge reads “The General Nursing Council for England and Wales”

On the back is engraved: “O.A. Sambourne, S.R.N. 141332, 26.7.46”

Administrative / Biographical History

Olive Annie Sambourne was born in Parr, Cornwall in 1926. She trained as a nurse at Hull Royal Infirmary and Sutton Annexe Hull between 1943 and 1946. After qualifying she worked for two years as a staff nurse, then six as a theatre sister. She took a break from nursing to marry and raise a family (c.1954). When her children were grown, she completed a back to nursing course and returned to work in the geriatric unit of Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield. Sambourne remained at Nether Edge Hospital until her retirement. She passed away in 2018.

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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact the RCN Archives in advance of their first visit.

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