Queen Mary Hospital, at Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury, was the first New Zealand hospital specifically for treating war veterans with mental and nervous disorders. These First World War troops are relaxing in its natural hot springs. The facility achieved remarkable results, mainly by treating its patients with respect, sympathy and understanding. This approach was later extended to other patients with mental illnesses, with similar success.
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Private collection, Philip McManaway
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