Former NAJ President Edith Allwood Anderson, speaking with 'Beyond the Headlines' host Dionne Jackson Miller in 2010
Former President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica Edith Allwood Anderson has died.
She died on Thursday afternoon at Kingston Public Hospital.
Mrs Allwood Anderson was a member of the nursing profession for almost 35 years.
She served as president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) from 1998 to 2000 and again from 2005 to 2010, where she was noted for her "firebrand" style of leadership and advocacy for the association's members.
She was subsequently appointed President Emeritus of the NAJ.
Mrs. Allwood Anderson had lost sight in both eyes and was battling diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease for some time.
She retired as Director of Nursing Services in 2012.