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Tiffany, Robert [Bob]

Kelly, Daniel ORCID: 2021. Tiffany, Robert [Bob]. Cannandine, David, ed. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press,

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Tiffany, Robert [Bob] (1942–1993), nurse, was born at the Jericho Institution (which later became the Fairfield General Hospital), 380 Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, on 30 December 1942, the son of Bernard Tiffany (1906–1994), a journeyman baker, and his wife, Mary, née Eckersley (1910–2011), a grocer’s shop assistant. He trained as a state registered nurse at Bury General Hospital. In 1965 he moved to the Royal Marsden Hospital to undertake one of the first courses in cancer nursing and worked clinically in operating theatre nursing and as a night charge nurse. In 1969 he took up the post of tutor at the Royal Marsden Hospital school in Chelsea, and in 1970 he was appointed as director of nursing studies by Graham Joyson, the first male director of nursing at the Royal Marsden. When Joyson moved on to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Tiffany was appointed to the post of chief nursing officer in 1976, and then also director of patient services in 1986. From the early 1960s the Royal Marsden Hospital was based on two sites (Chelsea and Sutton) and Tiffany appointed deputies at the Sutton site on whom he could rely to deliver his vision. These included Annie Cattell, a radiographer by background, who throughout the 1980s and 1990s, was a leading figure at the Sutton site.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2023 09:37

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