by Colleen Ryan Clur
CHAMPION OF NURSES
published by UQ Press
The inspiring story of a Queensland woman who
fought for recognition of nurses throughout her
long and distinguished nursing career, and later
campaigned on behalf of the elderly and homeless
A gifted storyteller, Isobel Mary (Pixie) Annat grew
up in rural Queensland and trained to be a nurse
shortly after World War II. Working first at the
Royal Brisbane Hospital, she went on to forge an
extraordinary career as matron, then CEO, of St
Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.
Pixie Annat: Champion of Nurses draws on
anecdotes from Pixie’s personal journey and
documents the important contributions made by
medical colleagues during her more than 50-year
career working in healthcare. It also recounts her
years as a leader of the Royal Australian Nursing
Service has been the golden thread of Pixie’s life, connecting her many roles which include matron and CEO of St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, nursing leader and a brilliant fundraiser and campaigner for a host of causes.
Pixie celebrates her 85th birthday on 18 March 2015 with the official launch of her biography in Brisbane.
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