The Benevolent Fund provides financial assistance to: League members, or Nurses who trained at Bart's before Sept 1993, also Nurses who have worked at Bart's for a year and have joined the League. You can be working or retired.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org in strictest confidence
Please click on the link below for more detailed information and procedure for allocation of funds.
A Countryside Network of Friendship has also been established to facilitate local visits to Bart's nurses who would appreciate this offer of support and friendship
Please contact Susan Finney email@example.com or address in the league news for more details.
Isla Stewart Memorial Fund
Isla Stewart trained as a nurse at St Thomas’s Hospital and was appointed Matron at Bart’s in 1887, where she remained until her death in 1910. She was a pioneer of State Registration of Nurses and campaigned for formal education and training. She founded the League of St Bartholomew’s Nurses in 1899.
Following her death in 1910 the League decided to set up a fund as a memorial, which was used to provide a library for nurses. In 1930 it was agreed to use the income from the fund to provide travelling scholarships and bursaries for League members
Helen Baines Memorial Fund
Helen Baines was a much loved Assistant Matron, who spent her whole working life at Bart’s. She commenced training in 1909 and went into administration in 1914 as an Office Sister. She was appointed an Assistant Matron in 1921 and became Acting Matron in 1940. She was an able administrator who made time to visit the wards and was known for her wise advice.
In 1921 she took on the role of Honorary Secretary of the League and remained in post until 1939 when she was elected the first Life Vice President. She died in April 1944 following which a fund was set up in her name to provide scholarships and travelling bursaries for League members
William Derrick Coltart Award.
William Derrick Coltart was an orthopaedic consultant who trained at Bart’s, qualifying in 1930. He worked as a house surgeon on the general wards followed by the orthopaedic wards and then became an orthopaedic registrar at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. After the war he was appointed an additional orthopaedic surgeon at Bart’s. He died in June 1963.
In 1967 a fund was set up in his memory to provide an award for an educational study visit in either the UK or overseas
The Stewart Baines Coltart Scholarship Fund is available to fully paid up members of the League and are for financial assistance with course fees and associated costs of study, for both professional and personal development.
The Scholarship and Benevolent Funds form a Registered Charity( 275165.). Donations to these funds can be given using Gift Aid where appropriate. Forms for giving donations can be found in the League News or obtained from the relevant Honorary Secretary.