Leadership and Empowerment

Amy Khan-Sajjad

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On October 27 1961 the Florence Nightingale Medal was awarded to Mrs. Amy Khan-Sajjad, registered nurse, midwife, Sister-Tutor and Nursing Superintendent, at Nishtar Hospital, Multan, Pakistan. The award was granted in recognition of her leadership skills, personal qualities, and the way in which she had raised standards at Nishtar Hospital.

She has been nominated by her family to be remembered in the ‘Book of Honour’ at the Florence Nightingale Museum. If you would like to honour a nurse or healthcare professional click the button below to find out more.

Book of Honour

Image courtesy of Amy Khan-Sajjad

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!