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‘Nightingale’ nurse to oversee museum

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The Florence Nightingale Museum in London has appointed Sue Sheridan as the new chair of its board of trustees.

Ms Sheridan qualified from the Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1969 and returned to teach there for nine years after becoming a tutor in 1978.

She went on to be chief executive and registrar of the UK Central Council for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors – the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council – from 1995 until her retirement in 2002.

She is currently president of the Nightingale Fellowship.

Ms Sheridan said: ‘’Florence Nightingale’s massive contribution to improving the public health and nursing care issues of her time has much resonance for us today. I’m delighted to have the privilege of being involved with the museum as chair of trustees.

“We want to maximise Florence Nightingale’s legacy to a wide audience nationally and internationally – the exceptional executive and trustee team will make that a reality.”

Located within St Thomas’ Hospital, the museum was opened in 1989. Last year, it had over 40,000 visitors.

The collection consists of personal material associated with Florence Nightingale, items relating to the Crimean War and nursing artefacts.

The museum archives include approximately 800 letters from Florence Nightingale and an important rare book collection of 284 titles.

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