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Harrow Hospital,Charing Cross Group School of Nursing,Nurses silver prize medalA rare cased silver nurses prize medal for Harrow Hospital, part of the Charing Cross Group School of Nursing.The face of the medal bears the badge of the Charing Cross Hospital with " John Adamson Medal" to the centre.This is suspended from the maroon and navy silk ribbon of Charing Cross which has a claw buckle type fixing with pin back.The rear is marked 1958 Gertrude Audrey Hird Harrow Hospital.This has a hallmark for Toye & Co Birmingham 1958.This comes in its original velvet and silk lined case marked for Toye & Co London.,Medal height 38mm drop 74mm
Code: 52500Price: 125.00 GBP
Hill End Hospital Medal For Proficiency In Mental Nursing,St AlbansA brass Mental Nurses Prize medal for the Hill End Hospital St Albans.Awarded by the Hertfordshire County Council.The medal ,which is suspended from an original blue and white striped silk ribbon,bears the image of Pandora above Hill End Hospital Medal.Around the edge is written" As Ye Have Received The Gift So Minister To Others" To the reverse are the arms of Hertfordshire County Council above Awarded To....(But this is blank) at the edge is For Proficiency in Mental Nursing.height of medal 38mm Height with ribbon 72mm .Good condition with pin back suspension fixing good.
Code: 52485Price: 70.00 GBP
The Alice Long Medal,Norfolk & Norwich Hospital,Nurses Silver Prize MedalAn Extremely rare nurses prize medal from the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.The Alice Long medal is named for the sister of Dr Sydney Herbert Long, who was a physician at the hospital .She had for a while been a nurse at the N&N and then Wells Hospital.She later joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service and served during the First World War before being invalided out due to ill health.She died in 1918 and her brother endowed a nursing prize to include the medal. See; http://ww1norfolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Long-Alice.pdf
In very good condition the medal is suspended from a blue striped silk ribbon with pin back suspension bar.The reverse is engraved ; Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Awarded to Nurse Dorothy M J Varney for General Proficiency 1949, Silver hallmarks for ACCo London 1949,Height to medal ring 52mm.Length with ribbon 94mm An impressive piece.
Code: 52468Price: 275.00 GBP
Hammersmith Hospital Bronze Prize BadgeA Cased prize medal from the Hammersmith Hospital.It features a Maltese or Pattee cross upon which is a centre containing the emblems of hammers and anvil and winged lion from the hospital badge.This is surrounded by a Laurel wreath in relief.Condition is crisp ,the pin and clasp are intact but loose.The rear is engraved for U.Bankutillenke 1964 ,Makers mark for Spink London.Height 40mm In its original silk lined case from Spink and Son Ltd.
Code: 52425Price: 95.00 GBP
Guy's Hospital A Rare Long Service Medal for a serving Sister at Guy's Hospital London.Known affectionately as the Tea Pot Stand due to it's large size.It is based upon an original silver badge worn by Nursing Sisters at Guy's in the early 19th Century.This replica was awarded to Sisters in the 20th century after they had successfully served three years.
The large and heavy Pewter coloured disc depicts the forecourt of the hospital, below which is inscribed Nora E Weston July 1933 ( This appears to be Nora Edith Weston who qualified as a SCM in 1921 and trained as a SRN at Guys Hospital from 1923-26.By 1934 she was residing in Norwich ) Around the edge is Guy's Hospital Founded AD 1724 and Sister .The reverse side of the medal is plain except for the makers mark for Waterlow & Sons,Ltd London 1930.The medal is in its original silk and velvet lined case which is showing some wear to the silk in places and scuffing to the exterior.The medal is in a good condition as pictured. Height of medal 83mm A heavy and impressive piece
Code: 52382Price: 125.00 GBP
City of Bristol Asylum,Silver MPA Prize MedalA rare silver prize medal for Proficiency In Mental Nursing awarded by the City of Bristol Asylum.The design of the cross replicates that of the Medico Psychological Association under whose auspices early Mental Nurse Training in the UK was regulated.In this case the figure of Psyche has been replaced by the arms of the City of Bristol.The medal is suspended from a black and white striped Silk ribbon(in a rather distressed condition) The medal itself is in very good condition.Named to the rear Hilda Guard May 1911.Silver hallmarks for V&S (Vaughton & Son) Birmingham 1911.Height 40mm (with ribbon 76mm)
Code: 52380Price: 150.00 GBP
Barnsley Health Authority ,30 years service badgeA brass metal and enamel long service badge from the Barnsley Health Authority.It features the arms of Monk Bretton Priory above the latin Motto Salus Infirmorum-Health of the Sick.This is above a scroll bearing 30 Years.Makers mark for Thomas Fattorini Regent Street Birmingham.Height 26mm
William Tuke Medal,The Retreat York,Mental Nursing Prize MedalA large and impressive bronze medal for Proficiency in Mental Nursing, from the Retreat Hospital in York.This was founded by William Tuke, in 1796 as a private Asylum for Quakers and went on to pioneer many innovative treatments for mental illness.
Measuring 47mm by 33mm,the medal face bears an image of William Duke,Founded the Retreat York 1792.The reverse shows leaves and branches and Presented for Proficiency Mental Nursing.Below this it bears the latin motto Cum Bona Voluntate Servientes which translates as With Good Will,Doing Service.The medal is named around the rim to Emma A Bradley 22nd July 1922 The Retreat York.It would originally have been worn mounted on a plain beige silk ribbon but this is now absent.
The final picture(curtesy of the Welcome Institute ) shows such a medal being worn!
The Florence Nightingale Medal of the International Red Cross SocietyA very rare original Florence Nightingale Medal of the IRCS
It is the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve and is awarded to nurses or nursing aides for "exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick or disabled or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster" or "exemplary services or a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education"
Instigated in 1912, it was initially set up to be awarded to six nurses annually, although the first 42 awards were only made in 1920 due to the disruption of the First World War.To date only 1,483 medals have been awarded.
The medal is composed of gold and silver-gilt and bears a portrait of Florence Nightingale surrounded by the words 'Ad memoriam Florence Nightingale 1820-1910'.On the reverse, the name of the recipient and the date of the award are engraved, surrounded by the inscription 'Pro vera misericordia et cara humanitate perennis décor universalis' ('true and loving humanitarianism - a lasting general propriety'). The medal is attached to a white and red ribbon by a clasp featuring a red enamel cross encircled by a green laurel crown.
This original medal has unfortunately had the recipient's name erased however it bears Silver hallmarks for T&S London 1922 and so would have been one of the first few series of awards made.Condition is good although with one small knock to the enamel of the red cross and minor stains to the original silk ribbon.
A rare and impressive piece.
Code: 52147Price: 700.00 GBP
Warneford Hospital,silver nurses Prize BadgeA cased silver Nurses Prize medal from the Warneford Hospital in Leamington Spa.The circular silver medal consists of a cross with a rod of Asclepius to the vertical and the Hospital title to horizontal arms of the cross. Rays of sunlight radiate from the centre to the edges.Matt finish has some wear but condition is generally good.The medal hangs on it's original blue silk ribbon from a plain pin back suspension bar.The rear has makers marks for Thomas Fattorini Limited Birmingham.Named for M.B Bell 1960.Silver hallmarks for TF Birmingham 1957
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