By Ethel’s great-grandchildren George, Clara and I heard many stories about “Garnie” as our father, David Fenwick, called his grandmother. We all have names associated with her: David – David Davidson Manson, her father. Harriette – Harriette Anne Palmer, her mother. George – George Storer, her stepfather. Clara – her
Professor Judith Ellis discusses why the title ‘nurse’ is not protected and encourages us to take pride in calling ourselves ‘Registered Nurses’.
Christine Hallett discusses Ethel’s name and helps us to understand why she is known variously as Ethel Gordon Fenwick, Ethel Bedford Fenwick and Mrs. Bedford Fenwick.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council have announced the beginning of their celebrations for the centenary of the introduction of the nursing register.
Val Wood explores Ethel Gordon Fenwick’s time spent training at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital in 1878.
Jenny Main explores Ethel Gordon Fenwick’s Scottish roots and how her vision shaped the professional role of nurses today.
Chief Executive of the International Council of Nurses, Howard Catton, explores Ethel Gordon Fenwick’s involvement in the formation of the ICN, and the important role the organisation continues to play in global nursing today.
Secretary of the Ethel Gordon Fenwick Commemorative Partnership, Liz Howard Thornton describes how she discovered Ethel’s story while exploring her own family history.