A long life devoted to nursing

Joan Elizabeth Hunt
20 September 1921–19 March 2010

Joan Hunt was born in the small NSW country town of Willow Tree and her early education was in Gunnedah. Her father moved around the State with his bank employment and Joan completed her senior schooling at the Methodist Ladies College in Burwood. Her father was by now in Lismore and Joan worked as secretary/typist before commencing her nurse training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in July 1940.

She worked at Cowra and Rachael Foster Hospital where she did her Diploma of Nursing Education. She was appointed to the staff at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital as Head of the School of Nursing in 1970. Joan was responsible for providing education programs for both the general student nurses and in-service program for the more than 500 registered staff. She retired in 1987 and was a life member of the NSWNA.

Joan achieved a very high standard of nursing care and in State examination results. She was highly respected as mentor to her staff and a firm friend to her colleagues.

Joan regularly attended opera, symphony concerts and enjoyed golf, entertaining and gardening.

We thank her for her contribution to nursing for all those years and loyal friendship to many.

By Margaret Greening,

Former DON, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Life member NSWNA