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Irene Tolerton OBE

b. Christchurch 21 Sep 1907                                                             d. 1 Dec 1986

Irene Tolerton

Educated at St Alban’s School, Christchurch

Trained at Christchurch Hospital, graduating in 1936

Maternity training at Timaru Hospital; midwifery certificate (St Helen’s Hospital Christchurch) 1939

Diploma in hospital administration 1943

Diploma of Nursing 1943

Ward Sister for seven years at Christchurch Hospital 1937 - 1943

Tutor Sister Christchurch Hospital 1943-1953

1st assistant Matron Christchurch Hospital 1953 - 1956

Matron Burwood Hospital May 1956 – 31 Mar 1957

Matron-in-Chief Wellington Hospital Board 1957 - 1964

Last updated 16 January 2017.