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Date and time
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Professor Sandra Flynn, Clinical MD Programme Lead, Chester Medical School

Historically, trauma and orthopaedic nursing dates back to Victorian England, focusing on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Early pioneers of orthopaedic nursing included the nurse Dame Agnes Hunt, who alongside Sir Robert Jones pioneered concepts of trauma and orthopaedic care, which are commonplace today. This presentation discusses some of the historical concepts in the evolving role of the orthopaedic nurse, starting with Dame Agnes Hunt and ending with the advanced practice role of the twenty-first century.

Sandra trained as a Registered Nurse in Chester, qualifying in 1983, and went on to gain an Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate at the Robert Jones, Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. She was employed by the NHS for 37 years and worked predominantly in the field of trauma and orthopaedics and was the first Consultant Nurse in orthopaedics in the UK. Alongside medical and nursing colleagues, Sandra introduced a number of nurse-led advanced practice services at the Countess of Chester Hospital, becoming one of the first nurses in the UK to perform hand surgery.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Please note that this is a virtual event and will take place via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how to join will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the event.

Please contact: fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk to book your place.

 

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Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom