Wellington Hospital was the first in New Zealand to establish a training school for nurses.
In compiling these pages I have drawn on material contained in the book 'Wellington Hospital - Educating Nurses for more than a century 1883 - 1991' by Anne L. McDonald and Cicely M. Tulloch. Other sources include CCDHB, MOH and Nursing Council archives located at Archives NZ, images and other material held at the Alexander Turnbull Library, Kai Tiaki (courtesy NZNO), Papers Past, and images from the Wellington Hospital photographic archive.
I am particularly grateful for assistance from Amanda Otzen, Research Librarian at NZNO, and to Joan Loeber, Cicely Tulloch, Carol Lawson, Wendy O'Brien, Margaret Cooper, Edie White, Jayne Krisjanous, Jo Walton, Leigh Gibson, Diana Murray and many others for their recollections. Andrea McCance and Sheryl Hunt have been most supportive.