Male nurses began to debut at the Hospital in the 1960’s, though the profession remained highly gendered with the vast majority of nurses being female. One of the first male nurses to complete a full course of general nursing training at the ACH was Kevin Donahue who graduated in 1969.

During this era, specialised nursing also began to emerge where nurses could be trained for disciplines such as intensive care units. These specialisms helped to advance patient care and deliver better health outcomes to patients.

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