The World Health Organisation (WHO) designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services worldwide. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities.

Spanning the 121 year history of Prince Henry Hospital, the exhibition Bravery, Bandages and Bedpans highlights the huge changes in nursing practice and illustrates the adversities and adventures experienced by generations of Australian nurses. From making do in tents on the sandy beaches at Little Bay to graduating with degrees from Universities around the country, nurses serve their patients and community with compassion and professionalism. 

The online companion to the exhibition launched on International Nurses Day, May 12, 2020. Click on the link below to enter. The physical exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday and Sunday. Entry fee: $5.00.