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Hole, Frances

The Passing Bell.

We regret to record the death at Margate last week, after a long illness, of Miss Frances Hole, the late Matron of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Great Portland St, W and the daughter of the late Mr H Frederick Hole, of Newforge, Magheralin, Co Down, Ireland. Miss Hole, who was possessed of much personal charm, was trained at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge from 1878-79, and after a year's experience at Montgomery Infirmary, as Matron, and at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester as Sister, returned to Addenbrooke's Hospital as assistant Matron, a post which she held until her appointment as Matron at the National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1888.

It is now nearly two years ago since she was granted leave of absence on account of the unsatisfactory condition of her health, hoping to resume her work later, a hope never destined to be fulfilled.


Registration number426
First name(s)Frances

234 Great Portland Street, W.

Date of registration7 March 1890

Certificate, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, 1878 - 79, 1881 - 87
National Orthopaedic Hospital (Matron), 1888 - 90



Personal details

Date of birth1849
Place of birthIreland
Family details

Father: Mr H Frederick Hole of Newforge, Magheralin, County Down, Ireland

Date of death15-Sep-06
Place of deathMargate

Professional details

Work experience

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (Probationer), 1878 - 89
Montgomeryshire Infirmary (Matron), 1879 - 80
Winchester Hospital (Sister), 1880 - 81
Addenbrooke's Hospital (Assistant Matron), 1881 - 87
National Orthopaedic Hospital (Matron), 1888 - 1906
In 1904 the National and Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals were amalgamated and she was appointed Matron
Resigned March 1906 due to serious illness, possibly caused by the increased responsibility

Professional activities

Member RBNA


Register 1892
Nursing Record and Hospital World:
May 15 1890
Jan 26 1895
Jan 28 1899
4 March 1899
5 March 1904
BJN, 17 March 1906
BJN, 15 Sept 1906
Census 1881, 1891, 1901

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