Annette Morgan (née Peaurt)

Annette Morgan (née Peaurt) is a former theatre nurse and accomplished textile artist who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of excellence. Annette began her nursing career by enlisting in the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service in 1971, where she received her training at the RAF Hospital Ely. After qualifying in 1974, she worked at RAF Hospital Halton, gaining valuable experience in both the GP service and renal unit until 1976.

Annette subsequently left the RAF and began working at University College Hospital London, where she later completed the Theatre nursing course, becoming a Theatre Sister in 1977. She worked in operating theatres at Charing Cross and Northwick Park Hospitals before taking a career break to raise her family.

In 1986, Annette resumed her nursing career, working initially at the Geriatric day unit at Hartismere Hospital, then as a Theatre Sister at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings’ Lynn until the mid-1990s. Later, she was invited to join the team of a newly established Day Surgery Unit at a busy GP Practice in King’s Lynn, where she served as Theatre Sister.

Annette’s artistic talents flourished, and she eventually transitioned to a full-time career in textile art, which spanned 20 years and saw her exhibiting her work and teaching internationally. She won numerous awards and was featured in several textile art publications and books. Annette also held the position of President of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles and played a key role in the creation of Europe’s largest textile arts exhibition, The Festival of Quilts.

Throughout her various roles, Annette shows the utmost professionalism, empathy, respect, and teamwork. She demonstrates her leadership skills by bringing teams together to deliver excellent patient care, professional events, and exhibitions. Annette is also a gifted teacher, having developed nationally accredited syllabuses for textile art and textile exhibition judging.

Annette’s contributions to both nursing and textile art have been invaluable, and her work continues to inspire and influence others. Her legacy is a testament to her commitment to excellence, and her dedication to improving the lives of others through her art and nursing practices. Her family are delighted to honour her with an entry in the Book of Honour to mark her 70th birthday.