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Calendar brings community nursing history to life

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The Queen’s Nursing Institute has once again brought history to life with its nursing heritage wall calendar for 2017.

The calendar celebrates the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the QNI in 1887 and the work of generations of Queen’s nurses since that time.

Queen's Nursing Institute

Calendar brings community nursing history to life

Edwardian nurse on bicycle

It is illustrated with photographs of nurses from the Victorian and Edwardian era through to the early decades of the National Health Service.

The calendar also celebrates the QNI’s historic connection with the National Gardens Scheme, which celebrates its 90th anniversary next year.

The scheme was originally established by the QNI in 1927 to raise funds for the charity and to help support district nursing services around the country.

The calendar includes a photograph of 70 Queen’s nurses visiting the Queen’s garden at Frogmore in Windsor earlier this year, when it opened its gates for the 70th time for the scheme.

QNI chief executive Dr Crystal Oldman said: “Nursing has an amazing heritage and we want to celebrate and share this with the nurses of today.

“These photographs of previous generations or nurses – some of them previously unpublished – remind us of the history and achievements of our profession and they are also an inspiration for the future,” she added.

The calendar is available from the QNI’s online shop priced at £4.99 plus postage and packing.

Queen's Nursing Institute

Calendar brings community nursing history to life

Queen’s Nurses at Frogmore


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  • We've recently found out from QNI Scotland the name of the nurse in the main photograph. She is Katy Shearer, photographed in 1959. There are other photos of her in the Scottish archives.

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