Haslar Heritage Group

Matrons & Senior Nurses

There follows a listing of Matrons & Senior Nurses of the Royal Hospital Haslar.
The listing has been taken from available information within Royal Hospital Haslar using the name and title boards.
The information has been directly transcribed from the title boards and apologies are made should names be missing, or errors have occur. The fault if any lies with the person who had the paintbrush at the time and who’s brushes will have long been idle!
Acronyms Explained
ARRCAssociate of the Royal Red Cross
QARANCQueen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
OSt JOrder of St John
PMRAFNSPrincess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service
RRCRoyal Red Cross

Head Sister

1802Miss Ann Lapthorn
1885Miss Henrietta Stewart
1886Miss Bellab Storey
1889Miss Louisa Hogg
1899Miss Isabella Smith RRC
1901Miss Grace H Mackay
1903Miss Florence Cadenham
1909Miss Evangeline E Hart RRC
1912Miss Kathleen M Hickey RRC
1922Miss Mary C Clark RRC
1929Miss Catherine C Renwick RRC (Head Sister-in-Chief QARNNS in 1934)


1937Miss Doris W Beale ARRC
1939Miss Matilda Goodrich RRC
1944Miss Jean Gillanders RRC

Head Sister

1946Miss Kathleen Baker RRC
1950Miss Grace Martin RRC
1953Miss Muriel E Gawston OBE RRC
1957Miss Kathleen Greenwood RRC
1959Miss Joan Woodgate RRC
1961Miss S K Estella Richards RRC
1962Miss A A Elizabeth Burman RRC
1964Miss Alice I Mitchell RRC
1967Miss Christina Thompson RRC
1970Miss Cynthia Cook RRC
1973Miss Patricia Gould RRC Matron
1975Miss Shiela R R Barto ARRC Matron
1976Miss Helen M Scott ARRC
1978Miss Hilda E K Gander ARRC
1979Miss Eileen M Northway ARRC
1980Miss Ethel Wade ARRC
1982Miss Pamela Greystone ARRC (Chief Nursing Officer 1986)
1987Miss Jane Titley ARRC (Chief Nursing Officer 1986)

Chief Nursing Officer

1988Miss Julia Massey ARRC
1989Miss Virginia C Fisher ARRC
1991Miss Christina M Poole ARRC
1995Miss Jean Bancroft


1995Miss Jean Bancroft

Director of Nursing

Following the Royal Hospital Haslar becoming a Tri-Service Hospital 1 April 1996.

2 April1996Group Captain B J Forward ARRC PMRAFNS
9 March1999Colonel K George RRC L/QARANC
9 October2000Commander E M Weall RRC OSt J QARNNS

Senior Nursing Officer

Following the Royal Hospital Haslar entering into Partnership with Portsmouth Hospital Trust.

30 March2002Commander E M Weall RRC OSt J QARNNS
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