Audrey Emerton, Baroness Emerton
Invested before as a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, she received a life peerage as Baroness Emerton, of Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent and of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington on 17 February 1997.
She worked in the National Health Service as Chief Nursing Officer of South East Thames Regional Health Authority throughout the 1980s, and is chiefly remembered and honoured for leading the programme that replaced Darenth Park Hospital, a huge asylum for people with learning disabilities, which closed in August 1988.
She was Chancellor and Chief Commander of St John Ambulance and a volunteer with the organization for more than 50 years. She submitted her resignation in January 2002, saying she did not wish to seek a further three years in the post when her period of office expired in June 2002 
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- The Guardian charity management report
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