Story: Health and society

St Helens Hospital, Christchurch, 1909

St Helens Hospital, Christchurch, 1909

The St Helens hospitals provided government-subsidised maternity services for the wives of working men from 1905. All the babies in this photograph were born in St Helens Hospital in Sydenham, Christchurch, which opened in 1907.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Health services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018