Payton (nee Bond), Phyllis (1909-2007)

  • See Oral History Files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8

Phyllis worked as a VON and Public Health nurse, mostly in the Lower Mainland.  Her graduation from VGH in 1932 was delayed a year because of her being hospitalized for three months for contracting diphtheria.  She received her certificate in Public Health Nursing from UBC in 1936.  She worked as a staff and relief nurse, mostly in the Lower Mainland, until her retirement in 1974.

Highlights of her career include her participation in a study which showed the benefit of VON services. She also dealt successfully with an outbreak of typhoid by setting up effective containment measures to ensure the safety of the water supply.

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