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Brief history of the League

Miss Eva Luckes, Matron 1880-1919 wrote an annual letter to her nurses
descMiss Beatrice Monk - Founder and former Presidentribing the hospital's year and giving details of both past and present staff. From that time 'The London's' nurses have always been closely linked together. In 1919, after the First World War when women were given the vote, State Registration for nurses was introduced. Miss Monk , who succeeded Miss Luckes as matron, saw the need for a professional association and in 1931 she founded The London Hospital League of Nurses. Currently it has over 1100 members in the UK and abroad.


  1. to form a link between the past and present Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors of The Royal London Hospital (The London Hospital), Mile End Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children;

  2. to help serve the professional, personal and social needs of individual members;

  3. to stimulate the professional, interest and responsibility of members to the hospital and their profession


Please click on the following links to read more about the history:

The President

Former League Presidents

The London Hospital Badge

The Founder of the League of Nurses

History of Nursing at The London Hospital



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