Name/TitleMercy Ward: Royal Adelaide Hospital
About this objectMercy Ward was locted next to the Operating Theatre. The three nurses are Susan Basham at the table, Nurse Good between the beds and Nurse Hind at the window. Other features include two young bed patients; a tiled floor; two canaries in cages; many pot plants and flower arrangements.
Place MadeAdelaide, Australia
Measurements208 x 157 mm
Subject and Association DescriptionIt is believed that the theatre block of 1891 was the first in Australia to have attached to it post-operative, or what would now be called recovery wards, one of which was Mercy ward containing six beds.
Medium and MaterialsSepia glossy
Named CollectionHeritage Office, Royal Adelaide Hospital
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