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Digital Photograph - Female Nursing Student in Uniform, Prince Henry's Hospital Nurses Home, Melbourne, 1962 Image Reg. No: MM 110259

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Woman in white and blue nurse's uniform, standing on balcony.

This photograph shows Patricia Vanstan in her nursing uniform, March 1962. She was working at Prince Henry's Hospital in her third year of nursing and had this photo taken out on the balcony of the Nurses Home. The badge on the cap indicates the year of nursing training that student nurses were in.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Patricia Davis, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Patricia Davis
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: rdns, nurse 1970
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Clinical Medicine - Nursing
Tertiary Classification: nursing workers
Original Caption: Pat 3rd year P.H.H March 1962
Inscriptions: Pat in 3rd year at PHH. March 1962. A 820 (THIS IS A KODACOLOR PRINT Made by Kodak)
People Depicted: Vantsan, Patricia
Organisations Depicted: Prince Henry's Hospital Nurse's Home
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Mar 1962

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's knowledge.
Photographer: Unknown


karen wilkinson Posted on 22 Mar 2010 9:25 PM
my mum trained at prince henrys in 1949-52 and she wore a purple cape which was part of the uniform.
maureen eastman nee fiedler Posted on 22 Dec 2010 6:15 PM
I trained at Prince Henrys, July 1968 to July 1970.Our group have lost touch unfortunately, I would love to hear from anyone who remembers.
Bronwen Saunders (nee Taylor) Posted on 27 Sep 2011 6:04 PM
Hi there,
Looking for nurses who trained at Prince Henrys - Starting in January 1962. We are organising a 50 Year Reunion next year & have lost contact with many of the girls. Thank you.
Micki Posted on 16 Dec 2011 12:18 PM
Yes, Bronwen am interested in your reunion. Contact me. Thanks
Rosemary Pijpers nee Fotheringham Posted on 23 Apr 2012 5:08 PM
89th PTS 67-70 just had 45th reunion still looking for missing girls
anita zoer Posted on 10 May 2012 8:10 AM
I have just watched the DVD The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The scenery reminded me of my time at Prince Henry in October 1967, where I was isolated with typhoid. I was told at the time that mine was the first reported case since WWll. Anyway, the memories triggered a Google search for photos of PH, as I have such beautiful memories of being so well cared for, not to mention the beautiful view down to the ocean. Gorgeous! When I saw the photo of this young nurse, I instantly felt the timing was spot on. All the staff, interns and students who came to look at me, take all details, leaving no stone unturned in their search for the source, were just lovely, and this is my first real opportunity to say a huge Thank You.
Kerry Wilson (nee Kearney) Posted on 20 Aug 2012 9:53 AM
Trained at Prince Henry Hospital January, 1968 to June 1972. Unfortunately over the years have lost touch with very good friends I trained with during those years, would love to hear from them.
Sue Eaton ( nee Harvey) Posted on 16 Oct 2012 10:57 PM
I began my training at PHH in October 1965. I found this site this evening when I was wondering if it's possible to find lists of the nurses who trained all those years ago. Would love to hear from any who may remember me. I do remember Rosemary Fotheringham at least by name.
jill (sterling) Posted on 23 Mar 2013 10:14 PM
trained @ PHH 1957-1960,have just celebrated our 56year reunion with 10 of our PTS
Liz Posted on 31 Aug 2013 11:28 PM
I was a baby sent here for adoption in 1968 from Morwell. I spent a lot of time here. I am looking for the nurse who looked after me
jennifer harrold Posted on 02 Sep 2013 10:05 PM
I didn't train at PH but worked there from 1978 to 1980. I also lived in the nurses Home. I worked mostly in the diabetic unit and paediatrics. Wonder if anyone remembers me. My maiden name is Flavel.
Jill Rogers (Richards) Posted on 07 Sep 2013 4:22 PM
We are arranging a 50 year reunion on 18th Jan 2013 for nurses who began pts Jan 1964. We have lost touch with Kate Peake and would love to make contact to make the group complete.
Lois Currie (Morton) Posted on 02 Feb 2014 10:24 AM
Does anybody know if there is to be a 50th reunions for April 1964 - 1967
Christine meni Posted on 07 Feb 2014 10:08 PM
I trained between 1969-1971. I was Nurse Erotokritou. If anyone remembers me I would love to hear from you.
Judy Peiris(Davison) Posted on 19 Mar 2014 3:24 PM
Class of March 1961. Have kept in touch and shared many wonderful reunions. Off to the Dandenongs tomorrow for a 'sleepover' to celebrate 50 years since graduation. Great memories not just of nursing but growing up together, sharing life's highs and lows.
Christine Sargood (Mierisch) Posted on 21 Mar 2014 6:18 PM
March 61"girls ",had a great anniversary celebration at Chestnut Lodge Kallista. Seven of us thoroughly enjoyed being 18 years old again even if it was only in our imagination. We all value our long friendships fostered at PHH. How lucky we are to still have each other after all these years.
Patrick Elliget Posted on 04 May 2014 10:57 PM
I was a theatre tech at Prince Henrys between 84 and 91. Would love to hear from anyone I worked with during that time .What great days they were! Email :pelliget@yahoo.com
shirley Anne Quinten (nee Courtney) Posted on 13 May 2014 3:57 PM
I started working for Dr Lex Bartram (Clinical Supervisor) at PH in 1963. My office was in the basement referred to as 'the dungeon' , Olga ? was upstairs in Lex's office, I would take hours for lunch and Olga would ring my extension and let it keep ringing to catch me out when I finally got back from a shopping spree with medical sfudent Alison Tudor or other PH friends. I resigned several times and had Lex rush into the main office on the ground floor to retrieve the 'resignation' as I always changed my mind, one lovely visiting surgeon from Collins Strert pierced my ears for me with a needle in his private rooms, he also asked me to leave PH and work for him. Lex was in charge of the students who had their quarters next to my office, I was often in there playing poker and flirting. This was a dream job almost as good as Melbourne Uni where I worked for Professor Lewis in the Architecture faculty, being around so many gorgeous males was so much fun. I loved PHH , the memories are incredible, I had done nursing earlier at the Alfred, I almost started nursing at PH too, nursing wasn't for me, I longed to be an actress or a journalist, but my nearly two years at PH will remain one of the happiest times of my life.
Jeanette Smith Posted on 07 Jun 2014 12:18 PM
Hi Chris Erotokritou!A voice from the past....
Would love to catch up.Email me!
John Stamatopoulos Posted on 15 Jun 2014 1:36 AM
Hello, I trained at P.H.H. & P.O.W 1975 intake Registered 1978 like to hear from anyone who was there then.
Patrick Elliget Posted on 19 Jun 2014 7:21 PM
I have just started a facebook page for the old place at https://www.facebook.com/Princehenryshospital?fref=ts
Carolyn (Lindy) Gilham (nee Vial) Posted on 02 Jul 2014 4:02 PM
I was in the March 1960 intake and was delighted to see the photo of Patricia in her uniform at the Nurses' Home. We all looked just like that!
Shirley Anne Quinten(Courtney) Posted on 28 Jul 2014 7:28 PM
Thats a great idea Patrick now that PH is no more, I worked as a nurse at Fairfield Infectious Diseases hospital which is no longer a hospital too, I dont know if it was knocked down like PH, the memories from PH are ones of fun and madness, what a great hospital. If there are any doctors / admin staff/anyone who remember me at PH, in the 'dungeon' in 1963/1964 please say hello. I think a Fairfield facebook page would be a good idea too, I was there in 1976. Fun days.
Lesley Rigbye (Nee Westh) Posted on 29 Jul 2014 11:21 AM
88th PTS - January 1967 - January 1970
Oh the memories, the fun, the laughter, and the tyrants that were the senior sisters. I confess that my linen cupboard in my home is orderly and precisely packed. I can still sense a certain tall, unsmiling, white uniformed figure watch as I open the cupboard. And let's not forget that certain ward sister on 2 west who took such joy in humiliating her nursing staff and also the "dragon" who was in charge of PHH at night.
I would dearly love to remember the people of PHH with others. So many names and so many shared memories, some not so good but the time at PHH was SO special.
Mila Cichello (nee Abenoja) Posted on 16 Oct 2014 4:06 PM
Hello to all members of PHH Class 3/76 Groups A&B. A group of us organising 38th Year Reunion on 16 Nov 2014 in Melbourne. Would love to hear from classmates- email me for details.
"Jennifer Bourne" - Class of 60 something Posted on 30 Jan 2015 12:35 PM
Hello - looking for Jennifer Bourne class of 60 something - Would love to re-connect with you.
Your American friend - Micki
Barbara Kitson/Hanna (nee Clark) Posted on 03 Mar 2015 3:58 PM
I trained in January 1965 and we are having our 50th reunion this March with 21 attending but we lost contact with others. I still have the uniform and purple cape. It was of great amusement to my students at Deakin University.
Maureen Kennedy (née Butler) class of '86 Posted on 16 May 2015 8:33 PM
i did my then SSEN training at Prince Henry's Hospital in 1986 through the Melbourne School for Enrolled Nurses (Toorak)
My brother Michael Butler did his RN Div1 training at Prince Henry's roughly the same time as I began mine, we both loved the place, I still talk about it very lovingly...
Barbara Willshire (nee Ferguson) Posted on 23 Jun 2015 6:05 PM
I started training June '65. We finished in '68 with 18. Last weekend we celebrated our 50th reunion on the Mornington peninsula with 17 of these wonderful ladies. Unfortunately the 18th lady is no longer with us, but would have been there with bells on if she could. Wonderful memories !!!! I still have my exam papers much to everyones amusement.

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