Isla Stewart

Standard Name: Stewart, Isla


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Isla Stewart began her nursing career at the age of twenty-three as a probationer at the Nightingale Training School .
Spring 1885
Isla Stewart assumed the post of matron at the smallpox camps in Darenth near Dartford, Kent.
June 1887
Isla Stewart became the Matron of St Bartholomew's Hospital .
Isla Stewart established the Matrons' Council , an organization devoted to attaining a register of nurses. She also served as its president.
July 1894
The Society for the State Registration of Trained Nurses was founded with women's activist Louisa Stevenson as president, former Matrons' Council president Isla Stewart as vice-president, and former Royal British Nurses' Association president Ethel Gordon Fenwick