Nightingale House

Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer who founded modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War in 1853 in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of “The Lady with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. Nightingale became an admired figure worldwide. People wanted to follow in her footsteps, and nursing grew to be considered an honourable occupation. New hospitals during the COVID pandemic were called ‘Nightingale Hospitals’ in her honour.

House Leader: Mr Greenwood