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Interview with Betty Margaret Lockwood [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Betty Margaret Lockwood [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/19
Date Range
13 October 1988
Creator
Lockwood, Betty Margaret (1941 - )
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Betty Lockwood was born in Britain and came to South Australia with her family in 1951. She attended school in Mannum and then nursed for two years at the Mannum Hospital. She completed her training in 1963 at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Subsequent nursing experience included midwifery training and operating room nursing. In 1968 she was appointed matron of the Gumeracha Hospital and within her term of service there she spent six months in Vietnam with a surgical team. After four years as Director of Nursing at the Backwood Community Hospital and one year as a charge nurse of the Flinders Medical Centre Betty took an appointment as Director of Nursing and later Chief Executive Officer of the Ashford Community Hospital. While at Ashford Betty studied for the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration. She was also a part-time Commissioner in the SA Health Commission. Betty retired from Ashford in 1988.

Quantity
2 cassettes
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Full transcript available (31 pages)

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