Nursing and Medical Museum

Join us at the Nursing and Medical Museum and enjoy the rich history of the Prince Henry Hospital. Call us to arrange a tour for your school group or for adults.

Location

Opening times

Admission

Group tours

Executive Committee from 20 March 2019

Seeking volunteers

Prince Henry Hospital | a history developed by Dr Barbara Newman

Important notice regarding coach parking zone adjacent to Museum

 Location

Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association
Nursing and Medical Museum
Ward 1 (formerly Ward 18)
2 Brodie Avenue, Little Bay, NSW 2036

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 Opening times

Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm
All other times by arrangement

 Admission

Adults: $5.00
School aged children: $2.00

 Group tours

Group tours of the Museum, Nurses War Memorial Chapel, and the hospital precinct can be arranged Monday through Saturday by appointment. School groups are welcome if their curriculum supports the history of the hospital and/or health sciences. 

Available tour times: 10:30am to 12:30pm | 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Duration of tour: 2 hours

Admission: Adults $10.00 | School aged children $2.00

Bookings essential: 

 Executive Committee from 20 March 2019

  • President | Leone Dunn
  • Vice Presidents | Deirdre Phoon and Anne Thompson
  • Secretary | Carol Parker
  • Treasurer | Ailsa Ransom
  • Assistant Secretary | Dr Barbara Newman
  • Committee Member | Gail Mayze

 Seeking volunteers

The Executive of the Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association look forward to incorporating residents who live on the Prince Henry Hospital campus into some of the activities and functions we offer.

For example, Barbara Newman encourages people who wish to learn about the Nursing and Medical Museum with a view of then volunteering to assist in the Museum.

  • Volunteers or those wishing to become volunteers are asked to register their interest. 
  • Call Barbara for more information on 0428 166 074 or register your interest by emailing bnewman9@bigpond.net.au.
  • Barbara is planning to run an information session on Tuesday 9 April 2019 (10:30am to 12:30pm), and Saturday 4 May 2019 (10:30am to 12:30pm) for those who respond, and are wishing to contribute in the future. 
  • The purpose of these sessions is to help those who wish to help understand the history, background and responsibilities related to volunteering in a very special Nursing and Medical Museum.  
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available on the day.

 Prince Henry Hospital | a history developed by Dr Barbara Newman

According to the New South Wales Government Gazette of 1880, the population of Sydney was 221,000, Sir Henry Parkes was the Premier, and Sydney Hospital, as the first hospital in Australia was training nurses based on the Florence Nightingale model from London.

With an expanding population and the introduction of various communicable diseases to the colony carried by the many convicts and new settlers, it was necessary to establish a designated isolated place to develop a hospital/sanitarium to which these persons could be sent. A measles epidemic in 1867, together with a small pox outbreak in 1881 and leprosy forced Parkes and others to accommodate affected persons away from the immediate city area.

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 Important notice regarding coach parking zone adjacent to Museum

Coach parking zone adjacent to Nursing Museum

The bus/coach bay in Brodie Avenue is for the exclusive use of coaches and mini buses transporting visitors to the musem for guided tours during the hours between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday.

There are many tours of the museum throughout the week both mornings and afternoons. Some visitors are wheel-chair bound and many use walking frames, so it's very important that the bus/coach bay is available during the specified hours.

Should the bay be used for general parking, other than for Museum use, Council rangers will be advised and infringement notices issued.

 

Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association
Nursing And Medical Museum Little Bay NSW