Nurses invited to join historic association

Doreen McAllister, pictured far right in the first row standing, at the then South Shields General Hospital's nurses' prizegiving in 1957, when she won the award for Nurse of the Year.
Doreen McAllister, pictured far right in the first row standing, at the then South Shields General Hospital's nurses' prizegiving in 1957, when she won the award for Nurse of the Year.

Nurses past and present in South Tyneside are being invited to join a historic association.

South Tyneside District Hospital’s Nurses’ League was established in 1957 with the aim of encouraging a high standard of care, promoting the profession and offering opportunities for socialising.

I am delighted that the Nurses’ League is still going strong today

Dr Bob Brown, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Secretary and treasurer Doreen McAllister, of Cleadon Village, was one of its founder members.

It has about 150 members, including some in countries such as Australia, the USA and Nigeria, and organises several social events a year, including a reunion, while it also distributes a newsletter.

Dr Bob Brown, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s executive director for nursing and patient safety, said: “The Nurses’ League is a fantastic organisation, which brings together our nurses who have provided care to generations of people in South Tyneside in the spirit of celebrating their profession.

“I am delighted that it is still going strong today.”

New members are being invited to join. For details, email doreenmac99@yahoo.co.uk.