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‘Beryl Howard, my Grandma, who has died aged 85, was a palliative care nurse who rose through the ranks to become manager of the pioneering Michael Sobell hospice, based at Mount Vernon hospital, in Northwood, Middlesex.

‘Beryl was the first nurse to be on the management board of the hospital; as a manager she was also in charge of doctors: both rare achievements in the late 1970s, not just for a nurse but also for a woman.’

Extract taken from Beryl Howard’s Obituary as seen in The Guardian.

To read it in full, please click here.

Matron Carol stands with a woman in a blue sari in our gardens at Lansdowne House

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