Osburn, Lucy

Nurse trained by Florence Nightingale, who became the first Lady Superintendent of Sydney Hospital.

Milestone
Born
Leeds, England
10 May 1835
Died
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
22 Dec 1891
Name
Commemorated by
Position
1868 - 1884

Osburn, Lucy

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2008

Trained under Florence Nightingale, Lucy Osburn became Lady Superintendent of Sydney Hospital in 1868, and despite controversy and ill health, began the process of remaking hospital care and professionalising nursing.