Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Suttie Centre & Woodend Hospital
Exhibition of Medical and Nursing Services in World War 1
Wednesday 7 November 10am - 4pm
The display to be shown in Woodend Hospital
Thursday 8 November 12 - 2pm
The display to be shown in the Suttie Centre, Foresterhill
Friday 9 November 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10 November 10am – 4pm
The display to be shown in John Lewis, George Street
- This exhibition has been prepared as a tribute to the work of medical and nursing staff during and after World War 1.
- In 1917 the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen, was a centre specialising in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation of soldiers.
- Nurses who had volunteered to receive additional training in military nursing cared for and comforted the wounded.
- The hospital at Woodend had a gymnasium as well as hydrotherapy and electrotherapy facilities.
- These therapies were the forerunner of physiotherapy services.
- There were also workshops - to provide occupational therapy.
- The focus was on vocational rehabilitation for soldiers with continuing disability.
- Examples of their art work will also be on display.
Photographs from our Society’s unique archive will be available with background information.
The exhibition is appropriate for secondary school age children (as well as adults).
The exhibition was well attended by staff, students and members of the public. It showed advances to trauma management made during World War I and paid tribute to the contribution by staff at the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen (now Woodend Hospital).
The Exhibition included posters on: