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Row, Adelaide


Registration number734
First name(s)Adelaide

East London Children's Hospital, Shadwell E.

Date of registration28 March 1890

Cert. Children's Hospital, Shadwell, 1883 - 84 & 1885 - 90
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, 1884 - 85

Personal details

Additional personal details

In her capacity of Lady Superintendent at the East London Hospital for Children, she put her name to an advertisement for Ronuk floor/furniture polish in the following:
The Nursing Record:
Vol. 20, 12 Feb, 1898, p.144
Vols.19, Nov. 20, 1897, p.434
Oct. 23, 1897, p.323
Sept. 11, 1897, p.220
Sept. 25, 1897, p.260
Aug. 28, 1897, p.180

Professional details

Work experience

Appointed to the Matron's Council of Great Britain & Ireland (The British Journal of Nursing, Vol.35, Nov.25, 1905, p.36)
Notice of her leaving Norwich as Registered Nurse to take up post as Lady Superintendent at Shadwell Children's Hospital, 18th March (The Nursing Record & Hospital World, Vol.14, March 2, 1895, p. 133)

Professional activities

Princess Louise Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein opened on Saturday the new block of the East London Hospital for Children, which has been built specially for the accommodation of young patients suffering from whooping-cough. ...A handsome bouquet was presented to her Highness by Miss Adelaide Row, who, during her term of office as Matron, has been untiring in her efforts for the welfare of the hospital, the nursing department of which under her superintendence has attained to a high degree of efficiency. After her Highness had declared the ward open, she received purses in aid of the building fund. (The British Journal of Nursing, Vol.34, April 15, 1905, p.300)

Additional professional details

Resignation appeared in The British Journal of Nursing, Vol.53, July 25, 1914, p.78:
"Miss Adelaide Row has to the very great regret of the committee and all her colleagues resigned the position of Lady Superintendent to the East London Hospital for Children, Shadwell, E., after nineteen years of most devoted service. Miss Row began her nursing career at the East London Hospital, Shadwell, in 1883, and after experience in adult nursing at St. Bartholomew's Hospital returned there as Sister.

In 1894 she was appointed Matron of the Jenny Lind Hospital, Norwich, and a year later returned to the East London Hospital, Shadwell, as Lady Superintendent. With the exception of two brief periods therefore the whole of her professional career has been spent in East London where she is much beloved."


Nursing Journals and elsewhere

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