This section is about the administrative staff - receptionists, filing and booking clerks, and typists who have been part of the Cardiology Department.
In Dr Bowerbank's time, Sister Tattersall acted as receptionist and booking clerk at times when the doctor was seeing his out-patients. These duties were in addition to those of recording ECGs and BMRs.
In the 1950s and 1960s, it was common to have a nurse - Staff Nurse or Sister - in charge of the Cardiology Department who functioned as the receptionist. Adrienne Bull was there in this role in the mid 1960s.
From the 1970s, non-nursing front office staff were employed, some of the first being Betty France, Helen Stewart and Eileen Babe. Those who followed included Heather Glen, Vivienne Ross, Barbara Williams, Joan Martin, Sandy McIntosh, Jan Simpson, Jean Hayes and Norma Edlin.
All known cardiology clerical staff are listed on the next page.
Receptionist, filing and booking functions were typically shared by all clerical staff.
The clerical workforce were key to the smooth running of an ever increasingly busy department, and they also contributed significantly to the happy environment that was Cardiology.
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|Betty France||1972 - 1975||::||Helen Stewart||1972 - 1973|
|Eileen Babe||1974 - 1979||::||Heather Glen||1976 - 1989|
|Vivienne Ross||1976 - 1978||::||Sandie McIntosh||1978 - 1987|
|Jan Simpson||1985 - 1995||::||Joan Martin||1986 - |
|Norma Edlin||1987 - 2022||::||Ross Lee||1994 - 1996|
|Julie Philps||1995 - 1997||::||David Purvis||1994 - 1997|
|Katherine Baker||1995 - 1996||::||Elizabeth Lesa-Leiago||1995 - 1996|
|June McSherry||1996 - 1997||::||Dixie Keane||1997 - 1998|
|1997 - 2007||::||Ruth Graham||1999 - 2000|
|Rashme Naran||1999 - 2021||::||Ainslie Maresca||2001 - 2007|
|Rani Kandiah||2003 - 2008||::||Sarah Fitzgerald||2007 - 2008|
|Petra Veteskova||2007||::||Alison Parkes||2007 - 2008|
|Jean Hayes|| ||::||Barbara Williams|| |
|Lyn Grant|| ||::||Pravinia Magan|| |
|Angie Massini|| ||::||Maxi Genthe|| |
|Clayton Graham|| ||::||Veena Pillay|| |
|Mark Purvis|| ||::||Gayle Stone|| |
A very important role is that of the clinical typist. There have been a good number of typists over the years and I am unable to recall all by name.
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|Anne McBride||Jessie Lyons||Jacqueline Openshaw|
|Danienne Haughey||Beverley Sewell||Anne Pettit|
|Carol Finlay||Sandra Kashdan||Patricia Lee|
|Tui Garrick||Julia England||Kay Martin|
|Barbara Steel||Julia Whittaker||Gracie Solomon|
|Andrea Willett||Sharon Cameron||June Campbell|
|Cath Evans||Cynthia Falconer||Adrienne Frew|
|Pattie Lougheed||Yanna Methven||Joan Patterson|
|Linda Peat||Helen Phillips||Alison Richards|
|Joanne Smith||Justine Turipa||Linda Franklin|
|Beryl Landers||Rhonda Walkley||Diane Smith|
|Margaret Murphy||Geraldine Keith|