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Florence Nightingale's legacy remembered

Published: Monday 17th of November 2008

A hospice established in the name of Britain's most famous nurse is to celebrate 20 years of care this year.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice in Buckinghamshire was founded in October 1989 and has begun a year of celebration to mark this occasion.

Able to look after up to 12 patients, the hospice prides itself on the level of care it provides, no doubt inspired by the spirit the iconic woman who used her experiences in the Crimean War to revolutionise nursing in the UK.

London's Florence Nightingale Museum on Lambeth Palace Road is a fitting tribute to this remarkable women, which cherished examples of some of the many books she wrote throughout her lifetime.

Florence Nightingale, known as 'the Lady with the Lamp' was born in 1820. She pioneered the high hygienic standard in hospitals that have become a central part of modern medical and nursing practice in the developed world.

LondonPass holders can enjoy free entry to the Florence Nightingale Museum, saving £5.80 for adults and £4.80 for children.

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