Australian nurse in 1968

This picture is from 1968. It shows a male and female nurse at the old Canberra Community Hospital. The uniform with the light headpiece is how I remember the female nurses from my stays there in the early 1970s.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 11, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Now, nurses wear scrubs all the time. It is not flattering and it is not dignified. While the uniforms may have been a little artificial, they at least lent some dignity to the profession. I don’t know about the guy’s uniform, but the same principle applies.

    Are nurses still addressed as “Sister” where you are?


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 18, 2017 at 5:35 am

      I don’t know. The last I heard, the move was to call them Mrs Smith or Miss Jones or Ms Brown. Uniforms tend not to differ much, so one doesn’t know if one is dealing with a nurse or a doctor or a cleaning lady.

      When I was in the Canberra Community Hospital in the early 1970s, every profession seemed to have its own uniform of a particular colour. I recall there was one speech therapist in the hospital and she had a special brown uniform.


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