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Interview with Pamela Joy Spry [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Pamela Joy Spry [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/71
Date Range
8 July 1989
Creator
Spry, Pamela Joy (1924 - )
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Pam Spry was born in Adelaide, South Australia and grew up in Woodville. She began training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1945, followed by appointments as Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse. She did midwifery training in Sydney and also nursed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. On returning to Adelaide Pam worked at the Red Cross Blood Centre until 1959, then became Charge Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In 1970 she returned to the RAH as a Supervisory Sister. She was Director of Nursing there from 1973 -1984. Over the years Pam also contributed to the Florence Nightingale Committee, the South Australian Health Commission, the Education Committee of the Nurses' Board, the Planning Committee for the first basic tertiary nursing course at Sturt College, and the SA Branch of the Australian Nursing Federation.

Quantity
2 cassettes
Finding Aid

Full transcript available (23 pages)

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