- Millicent, South Australia, Australia
Francie Kay completed her nursing training at Balaklava, South Australia. She ran a private hospital before entering the social work field. Kay went to Melbourne to study and returned to work in the TB Service where she travelled around South Australia visiting sanatoria. She worked in the service for 25 years and helped to rehabilitate many patients. She attended various conferences worldwide. She then moved to the Walkerville Nursing home and helped develop an assessment system and a day and craft centre. Following an overseas holiday Kay and returned to work for Burnside to look at their community services. It was discovered there were many problems with elderly people and Pine View was established and community activities were organised to provide companionship.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/akay%2C+francie/akay+francie/1,1,2,B/frameset&FF=akay+francie&1,,2 accessed 2004-04-20.