Leadership and Empowerment

Lian Lee

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Lian Lee is a Matron and completed the Florence Nightingale Foundation Aspiring Nurse/Midwife Director Scholarship in 2018. She said: “I am a passionate Matron with a special interest in the application of advanced surgical technology to improve the practice of nursing and patient care at all levels.

I was inspired to take up nursing at a young age by my late grandmother and Florence Nightingale’s ‘Notes on Nursing’. My passion in nursing practice locally, nationally and internationally has been demonstrated by my active engagement in advanced clinical work collaborating with surgical colleagues.

During my Florence Nightingale Foundation Aspiring Nurse Director Leadership Scholarship, I developed the first Robotic Surgical Fellowship as recognition of the importance that nurses play in technological advances. I got to spend a week with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Nurse Elizabeth Iro, who motivated me further to promote my work to the wider nursing committees”.

Lian Lee, Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni. Image courtesy of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

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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!