Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in Nigeria in 1956
Photograph of Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in Nigeria in 1956.
Courtesy of Mr Iain MacLeod
Annie MacLeod of Kilmoluaig trained as a nurse after World War II in Glasgow, and at the Edinburgh Faith Mission College. She worked briefly as a district nurse on Tiree in 1954 and 1955. Unable to drive, she had to be taken on her rounds by Donald Archie and Duncan Cameron from the Scarinish Hotel.
She then left for Africa to work at the Qua Iboe Mission Hospital in southern Nigeria. The hospital had one doctor and four RGNs from Britain, and a maternity ward. Anna eventually became the nurse in charge of its leprosy wards.
Brought home by family circumstances, she worked as a nurse at Kilmartin and on Skye. On one of her return visits to Tiree, she met and married the well-known missionary Kenneth MacRae who was working on the island at the time.
Black and white photograph of Anna MacLeod, Carrachan in Nigeria, 1956.
Anna MacLeod (Anna Charrachan) with some patients from the women`s ward at Qua Iboe (Kwa Eebo) Mission Hospital, Etinan, Nigeria in spring 1956. The hospital had one doctor and four RGNs from the UK and a maternity ward.