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senior sister

A nurse in the UK who is at the top of ward and department hierarchy, and may work in sections of hospital (e.g., A&E, ITU) where all nurses are senior and quasi-autonomous in their roles. Senior sisters are usually at pay band 7 to 8c under the Agenda for Change, which corresponds to G or H grade under the Whitley system (which was officially retired in 2004 but may still be used in the working parlance).
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Allyson Turnbull, senior sister on ward 2B at the Great North Children's Hospital and Craig Douglass, nursery nurse in staff accommodation
And, when Teddy Tilston's mum learned he had died, she was heard to shout at her accused boyfriend: "What have you done?" Leanne Monaghan, a senior sister at Arrowe Park hospital's A&E department, described Craig Smith being "heavyhanded" with the body of Teddy, two.
Jo O'Brien, 52, is a senior sister at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Dove House senior sister Sue Fisher added: "The day was very emotional.
They wanted the senior sister feel that she was cared for and loved by the members of her congregation.
Cheryl Curson, senior sister at the Special Care Baby Unit, said: "We're really pleased with Lucy's progress and wish Jodie, Lucy and family a very happy and healthy Christmas and new year."
Senior Sister, Denise Cunningham, said: "Relatives become quickly exhausted when they have loved ones on ICU which can involve long periods of time.
Emergency Department Consultant Dan is third from the left, and Senior Sister Jane is fourth from left
In 1979 Jan was appointed to the position of Senior Sister, later renamed Deputy Director of Nursing (DDON) a position she remained in until her retirement in 2001.
The seller who put the controversial item on sale was Marjorie Chakravarti, a 72-year-old woman who used to work as senior sister at the Abraham Ormerod Day Hospital in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK.
'member my made Other winners in the 14 categories included senior sister Anne Vallance and the team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital's Neonatal Unit, who won the Care for Children Award.
It was a chance remark from Fiona, who works as a senior sister in the Royal Gwent Hospital, which led Robert to discover the diet which has seen his weight fall so fast.

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