Newspaper Article 1960 – Hawke’s Bay Nurse For Korea

Hawke’s Bay Nurse For Korea

Hastings, June 22 (“The Dominion” Reporter). – Sister E.I. Leipst, of Memorial Hospital, Hastings, will leave on July 9 for Masan, South Korea, where she is to represent the Save the Children Fund as district visitor.  Miss Leipst is the first New Zealander to be appointed to this position.

Miss Leipst has had considerable overseas nursing experience, including a year in Israel.  She was born in Hastings and trained as a nurse at Memorial Hospital, Hastings, commencing in 1939.

The Hawke’s Bay Hospital Board has granted Sister Leipst two years’ leave of absence to enable her to return to Memorial Hospital.

Money for Sister Leipst’s general upkeep while in Korea will be obtained from the money raised by the New Zealand Save the Children Fund rice bowl appeal in October.

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