Story: Northland region

Hospital services

Hospital services

A hospital was established at Rāwene, on the Hokianga Harbour, in 1910. Because of the bad roads, getting patients to hospital for treatment was a challenge. Here, Mr E. Ferguson transports a patient by sled along a muddy road. A nurse stands ready to receive them at the gate to the hospital on the hill behind.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Richer and poorer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7630/hospital-services (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015