Nursing and Medical Museum | Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association

Chapel Coordinator — PHHTNA Seeking Expressions of Interest | Commencement Date 16 July

Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association Inc (PHHTNA) is seeking Expressions of Interest for the operation of The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial Little Bay as the Chapel Coordinator.

Commencement date: Friday 16 July 2021 for an initial one (1) year period.

Duties include:

  • Receiving and recording bookings for hire of the Chapel
  • Coordinating the bookings within the Chapel
  • Supervising these functions which will involve both weekdays and weekends.

Applications: Applicants are invited to email the Hon Secretary, PHHTNA on phhtna@bigpond.com to obtain a copy of the Chapel Coordinator Contract. The Contract contains full details of duties, payment structure and requirements for the position of Chapel Coordinator.

Applications close: 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.

General Museum information

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.

Events and tours

Location

Contact details

Opening times

General admission

Group tours

Executive Committee from March 2020

The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial

Prince Henry Hospital | a history developed by Dr Barbara Newman

Important notice regarding coach parking zone adjacent to Museum

 Events and tours

Please make direct contact with the Nursing and Medical Museum to ensure you don't miss any events or tours.

 Location

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

 Contact details

 Opening times

Tuesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

All other times by arrangement

General admission

Bravery, Bandages and Bedpans Exhibition | $5.00.

The Static display area | FREE! However, while there is no specific admission fee, ongoing public support by way of individual donation is greatly appreciated, and will enable the volunteer team to maintain the Museum and its exhibits now and into the future.

 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

Duration of tour: 2 hours

Admission: Adults $11.00 | School aged children $5.00

Tea and biscuits: $2.00 pp

Bookings essential: 

Important note: The Chapel will be closed from 28 June 2021 to 1 August 2021 to facilitate the refurbishment of the stained glass window on the eastern side of the Chapel.

 Executive Committee

  • President | Maria Luff
  • Vice President | Deirdre Phoon
  • Secretary | Carol Parker
  • Assistant Secretary | Lyn Overton
  • Treasurer | Jane Orr
  • Assistant Treasurer | Gail Mayze
  • Museum Coordinator | Adrienne Pearson

 The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial

On the coast at Little Bay stands The Coast Chapel Nurses War Memorial. The Chapel is the only Nurses War Memorial in Australia. The inter-denominational chapel was built and is now managed by the Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses' Association Inc.

The Coast Chapel at Little Bay is available for christenings, baptisms, baby naming ceremonies, weddings, funerals and memorial ceremonies, as well as being a fabulous filming location for commercials, dramas and corporate videos.

Chapel bookings and further information

For further information and to book the chapel for your special occasion, please call 0447 614 137 or complete the website enquiry form.

 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

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