Nursing staff with patients at Westwood Sanatorium early 1920s
Title Nursing staff with patients at Westwood Sanatorium early 1920s
Description Nursing staff with patients relaxing in the garden at the Westwood Sanatorium in the early 1920s. Westwood was opened in 1919 principally to treat Miner's Phthisis. However, it soon became a specialist hospital to treat cases of tuberculosis. The person second from right is the Superintendent Sister Ida Marie Axelsen who was appointed to the Sanatorium from its opening in August 1919 after serving for several years in the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War 1. She left the position in early August 1923. Ida Axelsen was born in Tiaro in 1878 and trained at the Maryborough General Hospital.
Image Number 1
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc
Source (Original)
Subject Axelsen, Ida
Subject Hospitals
Subject Nurses
Subject Rockhampton. Westwood Sanatorium
Subject Sanatorium
Coverage - Spatial Westwood, Queensland
Coverage - Time ca.1920
Format of Original copy print : sepia 21.0 cm x 13.6 cm; scan .tif 2.2 MB 1878 x 1217 pixels
Digital Format image/jpeg
Rights This image is provided for the purpose of private study and research and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.

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