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Shirres, Helen Lyon


Registration number782
First name(s)Helen Lyon

16 Albert Street, Aberdeen
Maryville, Tarves, Aberdeenshire

Date of registration28 March 1890

Certificate, London Hospital, 1884 - 86
Chelsea Hospital for Women, 1886 - 88

Personal details

Date of birth8th March 1852
Place of birthAber, Scotland.
Maiden nameShirres
Family details

Christened: 18th April 1852 Old Machar, Aberdeen, daughter of James Shirres and his wife, Jane, nee Spencer

Additional personal details

Lived at home before training at The London Hospital

Professional details

Work experience

Commenced training at London Hospital, 28 Aug 1884, day and night on General, Buxton (tracheotomies), Sophia, Harrison, Operations, George, Goldsmid, Mary, Charlotte and Rachel Wards
Sick and warded from May 18 to Jun 13 1886
Chelsea Hospital for Women, 1886 - 88 Staff Nurse
Private nursing

Professional activities


Additional professional details

London Hospital Training Report:
She passed a satisfactory examination and received a certificate to the effect that her work was good and her conduct very good. A fairly satisfactory worker but very unmethodical to the end of her training and had very little head for hard work. At the same time her heart was thoroughly in it. She was extremely kind to her patients and very conscientious.

I would have been quite willing to appoint her Staff Nurse but her health failed very much towards the end of her training and she preferred to leave for a long rest with a view to taking up some lighter work when she felt thoroughly strong again. She was the sort of nurse one could recommend with confidence and a very clever person was not needed but she would work best with others to supervise her.


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