Maude, Sibylla Emily (1862–1935)

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Maude, Sibylla Emily (1862–1935)

New Zealand hospital matron, district nurse, and social worker. Born Aug 11, 1862, in Christchurch, New Zealand; died July 12, 1935, in Christchurch; dau. of Thomas William Maude and Emily Catherine (Brown) Maude.

Trained as nurse in England and administered large surgical ward in Middlesex Hospital, London (1889); returned to New Zealand and served as matron of Christchurch Hospital (1892–96); established medical treatment center and dispensary for the poor (1896); gained support of District Nursing Association (1901); returned to London to train in obstetrics (1901); raised money to build TB sanatorium at New Brighton (1904); coordinated nursing efforts during influenza pandemic (1918); ran soup kitchen for undernourished children (1920s); active in Canterbury branch New Zealand Trained Nurses' Association, becoming president (1912). Made OBE (1934).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).