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Bohan, Eleanor Lucy (1925 - )


2 September 1925
Nurse and Nursing administrator


Eleanor Bohan progressed from a career in nursing to one in nursing administration, which culminated in her appointment as director of the General Nursing Services Department of Health in Western Australia in 1984. She began her nursing career at the Royal Perth Hospital in 1951. After having nursed in Hobart and Melbourne from 1952-1954, she was appointed matron of Wagin Hospital in Western Australia in 1955. Subsequent appointments as matron included the Collie and Northam Hospitals between 1959 and 1969. She moved to the Western Australian Health Department in 1969 as assistant matron inspections. She was appointed Companion of the Imperial Service Order on 16 June 1979 for her work as nursing director in the Western Australian Medical Department.

Sources used to compile this entry: Cadman, Kerith A (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1988, 26 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1988, 960 pp. p. 127..

Rosemary Francis

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