From Tent to Total Patient Care The Story of Western Australia's First Hospital 2020

17 - 19 April 2020 | 5 min read | cost: Free | website: https://rph.health.wa.gov.au/About-us/Museum | address: Level 2, Colonial House, Murray Street Perth WA 6000

published: 09 Mar 2020

Join us at the Royal Perth Hospital Museum for a special weekend opening. The Museum takes visitors on a walk through the history of the Hospital from its foundation as a tent in 1829, to the opening of the Colonial Hospital in 1855, to the premier teaching hospital of today. The medical equipment of the past provides a fascinating insight into our social history and changes in healthcare.

Discover a machine which supposedly cured acne by sending electric currents through the brain, a lithotrite for removing stones from the bladder, and the first X-ray equipment in Australia, imported from France by Dr WJ Hancock in the early 1900s. The many extraordinary items in the collection tell the story of nursing, medical and ancillary care provided to Western Australians during the past nine decades.

Meeting Point: entrance at Moreton Bay Fig Tree, outside 10 Murray St

Guided Tours Info: https://rph.health.wa.gov.au/About-us/Museum

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when: 17 - 19 April 2020
start time/end time: Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 2pm
city/suburb: perth-wa-australia

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