An exhibition showcasing the role of women in the 160-year history of the hospital, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, administrative and support staff and volunteers.
Women’s involvement in health care has traditionally included midwifery, general nursing and herbal or homeopathic medicine. In the late nineteenth century, the field of medicine broadened and women’s sphere grew to encompass an increasingly varied number of health-related professions, including those both previously within a male-only domain and those within the newer health sciences. Since then, women have made, and continue to make, enduring and indispensable contributions to the health professions and the hospital.
This display highlights women’s struggles, contributions and successes in the various disciplines in
the health field. It acknowledges the achievements of the pioneering women, the inspiration that these women provided to future generations and their contributions that have shaped
the hospital’s history.