Adult and childrens' ward block of hospital model, part of miniature hospital made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, 1930-1932
This is a section of a miniature hospital made by the King Edward’s Fund for London, a charity that raised money for voluntary hospitals in the city. They hoped that seeing the model would help the public understand the importance of modern hospitals, and develop a sense of responsibility for maintaining them. Public support was essential for the survival of voluntary hospitals during the economic hardship of the interwar years. It was built as a scale model of a 1930s hospital, with everything sixteen times smaller than real life.
- Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
- Object Number:
- A603147 Pt4
- building (finish), plaster, building (structure), wood, fittings, metal, fittings, plaster and fittings, wood
overall (including base): 900 mm x 1230 mm x 1000 mm, 100 kg
overall (as displayed- base interlocks with adjacent block): 1219 mm x 1000 mm,
- visual and verbal communication
- The King's Fund (Loan, Wellcome Trust)
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