Newspaper Article 1957 – Hastings Nurse to Study in Wellington

Hastings Nurse to Study in Wellington

Hastings-born Miss E. Leipst, who was one of the first students to train at the Hastings Memorial Hospital in 1939, has been granted a bursary by the Hawke’s Bay Hospital Board to undertake a nurses’ post-graduate course in Wellington next February.

About 50 students are selected each year by hospital boards throughout the Dominion to attend the course, which covers many branches of nursing.

Miss Leipst will be remembered by many Hastings citizens as a Plunket nurse prior to her going overseas in 1949.  For five years she nursed in Britain, the Shetland Islands and Palestine. On her return to New Zealand, Miss Leipst returned to the Memorial Hospital as afternoon supervisor, a position she still holds.

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