League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses

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The Charing Cross Hospital League of Nurses

The League of Charing Cross Hospital nurses was founded in 1932 by Mary Smallwood Cochrane, then Matron of CXH.  The overall purpose of Hospital Leagues was to provide support for their nurses at a time when there was little or no help should a nurse get sick and little professional development.

The League has four aims


  1. To encourage a high standard of professional nursing
  2. To act as a link between past and present nurses of Charing Cross Hospital
  3. To promote mutual help and social contact amongst members.
  4. To raise, organise and maintain Benevolent Funds for the benefit of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses to be administered by the Executive Committee.



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The League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses

The League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses was founded in 1932 by Mary S. Cochrane RRC, Matron of Charing Cross Hospital. There are currently  about 300 members.

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Qualifications for Membership

Membership is open to those nurses who have undertaken all or part of their training in Charing Cross Hospital or who hold a statutory qualification and have held a nursing appointment within Charing Cross Hospital for one year. Students who are undertaking their clinical practice at Charing Cross Hospital may become Associate Members.

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We have various items of memorabila available for purchase.

This is the ideal place to keep a record of those birthdays, anniversaries and other “must remember” dates. A perpetual calendar in which each month depicts a different black and white photograph spanning from the earliest nurses’ photographs, to the 1970s.

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