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Nursing children in the sunshine- Ward 15-1948 - Photograph

From the Collection of Alfred Hospital Nurses League-Nursing Archives Old Monash Medical School Building, Ground Floor Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road melbourne Victoria

Description
A photograph taken circa 1948, of two trainee 2nd year nurses, caring for children in the sunshine outside the Children's Ward 15.
Size
11cm x 6cm
Object Registration
161.03
Historical information
This photograph of two Alfred Hospital trainee nurses with children indicates how important it was to allow children in hospital some exposure to sunshine and fresh air.
When Made
Photograph taken 1948
Significance
The Children's Ward 15 at the Alfred Hospital was on the ground floor and opened in 1902, west of the Administration Block. The upper level was Ward 12, a women's Medical Ward. A feature of this wing is that it had verandahs and balconies on both sides, these being equipped with a special design of blind. Patients could benefit by the morning as well as the afternoon sunshine.
Inscriptions & Markings
The photograph is labeled Audrey K and Lorna M with four children on a cot in the sunshine outside Ward 15
Last updated
1 Sep 2017 at 11:25AM