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Nurses at Port Augusta Hospital
Title : Nurses at Port Augusta Hospital Nurses at Port Augusta Hospital
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Creator : Advertiser Newspapers Ltd.; photographer
Source : State Library catalogue
Place Of Creation : South Australia
Date of creation : 1938
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A group of nurses from the Port Augusta Hospital with Matron Simons and the Governor and Lady Dugan.

In 1873, Doctor Markham was the first registered medical Doctor in Port Augusta. He played a large role in building Port Augusta's first hospital which opened in May 1874 and consisted of two beds, one nurse and one patient. Over the years the accommodation has been increased with a new hospital built in 1972. Today the Port Augusta Hospital is an 82 acute bed hospital and provides medical services to the sparsely populated Flinders and Far North area of South Australia.
Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1938
Period : 1927-1939
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Branson, V. M. Port Augusta sketchbook, Adelaide: Rigby, 1977

Foster, M, Commemorating the centenary of the Port Augusta Hospital, 1875-1975 compiled by Sister M. Foster and male nurse Mr. T. Wilby, [South Australia], [1976]

Internet links :
Port Augusta City Council: Services: Community Information Search. Health: Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Services Inc.



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