Thousands of nurses trained and worked at Prince Henry Hospital. 

In these posts they share their experiences in their own words.

Please see the guidelines below if you would like to contribute your story.

Miss Marie C Killkeary 1st April 1971 - 14th December 1972 On 1st April 1971 Deputy Matron Marie Cecilia Kilkeary
1971 The 3 year nursing course makes a comeback 1971 marked the final year of the 4-year Nurses Training Certificate. From
1971 The Hyperbaric Unit opens The concept of a Hyperbaric Medical Facility for Sydney, sited at the Prince Henry Hospital
Miss Jean McKinnon 1st April 1969 - 31st March 1971 On Ist April 1969 Miss Jean Evelyn McKinnon (Mrs Egginton)
1969 Little Bay under wraps Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped Little Bay’s cliffs in huge quantities of white plastic, with
Miss Mary J O'Rourke 4th November 1968 - 31st March 1969 Miss Mary Josephine O'Rourke was appointed Matron of the
1967 The Coast Chapel opens PHHTNA builds The Coast Chapel, an Australian Nurses Interdenominational War Memorial, to honor Australian Nurses
Miss Vera Adderley 17th March 1966 - 24th May 1968 Miss Vera Adderley was appointed Matron of the Prince Henry
1965 The first kidney transplant in NSW In 1962, the Department of Nephrology was established at the Prince Henry Hospital.
A NURSE'S STORY Anne Thompson Anne Thompson graduated in Nursing at Prince Henry Hospital in 1965.  These are her recollections
Infographic - Gastro
Back to exibition Disease Posters: Gabriella Kontorovich  BMedSc UNSW, Master of Global Health University of Barcelona;Graphic Design: Cristian Amunategui GutierrezMouse-over the
1964 The first undergraduate medical students admitted

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