Dean, Shirley (1934-1979)

shirley-deanFollowing Shirley’s graduation from VGH in 1955, she began work as a staff nurse at Surrey Memorial Hospital.  She was promoted to Head Nurse and worked to develop standards of care and quality assurance programs.  When she died of cancer at the age of 45, the newly purchased King George Private Hospital was named the Shirley Dean Pavilion in her honour.

Contents of Biographical File

1.  Article from History of Nursing News, June 2004.
2.  Graduation photograph, 1955.
3.  Photograph of the Shirley Dean Pavilion at the Surrey Memorial Hospital.