Many nurses who trained and worked at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital and Queen’s Home provided important medical assistance during World War One which lasted until 1918. There was initial reluctance to sign up our nurses, experienced in working with children and birthing women, as it was felt they might not cope with the stresses of war-time service. These misconceptions did not last and our nurses made a significant contribution, saving the lives of countless wounded Australians. So too did the nurses who stayed behind to continue their work at the Hospital.

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