The Karitāne Hospital in Christchurch was one of a number established around New Zealand after 1907 to treat sick babies and mothers. These hospitals were also training grounds for Karitāne nurses, who worked towards a qualification in baby care. Funding difficulties forced the hospitals to close in the late 1970s.
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