Sister Nellie Hibbert

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Sister Nellie Hibbert

Description

A newspaper cutting referring to the death of Sister Nellie Hibbert. There is also a handwritten note about the nurse's support for Jack and his discharge from the RAF whilst in hospital.

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One newspaper cutting and one handwritten note

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SMarsdenJ1591984v10018

Transcription

This is the sister who was in charge of the ward when Jack was discharged from the R.A.F. in May 1945 – 9 months after his return to England. He was only just able to copy his name, the pieces of paper he signed were then stuck to his discharge papers. Sister Hibbert was disgusted at this procedure, and let it be known.
Jack remained in Wharncliffe Hospital a further 3 years and 3 months as a civilian.
After Jack’s discharge a new rule was introduced to the effect that “An injured person remained a member of the Armed Forces until their discharge from hospital
[newspaper cutting]
TOOK PART IN LONDON V-DAY MARCH
Six weeks after her marriage to a former patient, Sister Nellie Hibbert, better known in the city as Sister Maxwell and formerly as Sister Darwin, of 43, Bowness Road, Walkley Lane, Sheffield, has died in Lodge Moor Hospital from Pneumonia.
[black and white head and shoulders photograph of Sister Hibbert in her nurse’s uniform]
Well known in city nursing circles, Sister Hibbert had been on nursing staffs of the Children’s Sanatorium at Firvale Hospital, Nether Edge Hospital and, during the war, with the Warncliffe War Emergency Hospital, where she was sister-in-charge of the converted Wadsley Golf Club House.
Latterly she was in charge of the out-patients department at Wharncliffe.
Sister Hibbert took part in the 1945 Victory Parade and was a representative at the city’s Nursing Week Exhibition last year
The cremation will take place at City Road crematorium, tomorrow.

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Citation

“Sister Nellie Hibbert,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28064.

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