The GOULD Room


Ellen ‘Nellie’ Gould was a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, and forged the way for training and education of civilian nurses for military service during the Boer War and in World War I.

At the end of her career, Nellie’s uniform was weighed down with medals, and in 1916 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross (1st class), a medal which is conferred upon members of the nursing services, irrespective of rank, who are 'recommended for special devotion and competency in their nursing duties'. She was a women of vision and energy, an excellent nurse, an able administrator and highly professional.

@Next Practice Deakin, we’re passionate about team based care. Learning from our nurses and inspired by nurse leaders our whole team strives to go the extra mile and provide special devotion.