Male Nurses

MALE NURSES Brothers of the Red Cross(indicative only; these men did not serve at The Coast Hospital) For decades the entry of men into the nursing profession was...

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1914 WWI Breaks out

1914 World War 1 declared On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated by a Bosnian Serb nationalist in Sarajevo. A...

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1917 Additional military wards constructed.

1917 Additional military wards constructed During the war years four pavilions of wood and corrugated iron were erected by the military authorities for the accommodation of infective cases...

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Sister Sarah Margaret Furnifull 1887-1984

Sarah Margaret Furnifull trained as a nurse at the Coast Hospital between 1906 and 1909. Upon graduation she signed up for the Australian Army Nursing Service. She served...

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1918 Sister Edith Blake 1885-1918

A NURSE’S STORY Sister Edith Blake

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