A hospital can only operate with a well-integrated staff comprising nurses, doctors (both junior and senior), allied health professionals and a wide range of support staff. Over the years, total staff numbers have progressively increased to match patient load.
At the beginning the full-time staff were few in number as shown in this 1885 photograph.
There had been some increase in staff numbers by 1891 as seen in the photograph below.
Key: ( L->R ) Back row: Mr Toner (porter), Mr Hermansen (dresser), Nurses Brown, O'Dell, Roberts, Hunt, Stevenson, Tasker, Miss Godfrey (Matron), Nurses Playle, Farmer, F K Payne, Cheyne, Mr Rountree (Steward), Nurse Kerr Sitting: Nurses Reese, Mason, Dougherty, Dr Ewart (Medical Superintendent), Mrs Ewart, Dr Martin, Nurse Laura Heath (Dispenser), Nurse Richardson Front row: Nurses Rowley, Willis, Snodgrass, Childs, Nellens, Bath, Beetham, Rutherford, Begg, Anketell Absent: Nurse Dorset
By 1901 numbers had already increased as seen below:
This archive focuses on the senior medical staff.
The mini-biographies are grouped in twenty-year blocks according to the year in which a staff member was first appointed.