1894 Nursing school and surgical division established

1894 The Coast Nursing School established The year was 1894. Five earnest young women in stiffly starched white cotton aprons sat with pencils poised over notepads listening to...

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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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Matron: Miss Alice Watson 1905-1926

Miss Alice Watson 19th June 1905 – 26th May 1926 Miss Alice Watson became Matron of the Coast Hospital in June 1905. She trained at Prince Alfred having...

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1908 Nursing course extended to 4 years

1908 The Coast Nurses Training Course extended to 4 years On 1st April 1908 the nurses’ Training at the Coast was lengthened to four years. The imposition of...

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1918 Sister Edith Blake 1885-1918

A NURSE’S STORY Sister Edith Blake Edith Blake was the only Australian nurse to die in World War I as a direct result of enemy action. She was...

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