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Grey, Helene Dorothy (1895 - 1987)

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Born
1895
Victoria, Australia
Died
1987
Occupation
Nurse and Nursing administrator

Summary

Appointed Lady Superintendent of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1934, Helene Grey remained in the position for 38 years. One of seven children born to Charles (a police magistrate) and Mabel Grey, Helene Grey helped raise her siblings after her father died. In 1919 she commenced nursing training at the Melbourne (later Royal) Hospital and graduated in 1924 receiving the Forest Gold Medal. Following her appointment as Sister Tutor of the Preliminary Training School in 1927, Helene Grey became matron of the Caulfield Convalescent Hospital. Grey was a president of the Australian Nursing Federation and Royal Victorian College of Nursing, and also a member of the Nurses Board of Victoria. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 10 June 1948.

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Events

1919 - 1923
Trained at Melbourne (later Royal) and Women's (later Royal) Hospitals
1923 - 1928
Member of staff at the Melbourne (later Royal) Hospital
1928 - 1934
Matron of the Caulfield Convalescent Hospital
1934 - 1957
Lady Superindent of the Royal Melbourne Hospital
10 June 1948
Appointed Officer of the Order of British Empire

Sources used to compile this entry: Alexander, Joseph A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1950, 14th edn, The Herald, Melbourne, 1950, 816 pp; Supplement to the London Gazette 10 June, 1948 p. 3384 and The Ever Open Door, p. 248.

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