Hospital sign from Liverpool Royal Infirmary, England, 1970-1980

1970-1980 in United Kingdom

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One from a collection of hospital signs from Liverpool Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, 1970-1980. Black perspex background.
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Hospital sign for Visitors from Liverpool Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, 1970-1980

This sign explains the visiting procedures outside of normal visiting hours. The ward sister was the senior nurse, often a dominant presence in charge of the ward and whose main job was patient welfare. The sign was used at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, which originally opened in 1749 but was closed in 1978. The building was bought by the University of Liverpool and turned into a teaching space for laboratory skills.

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Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1981-1690 Pt3
cardboard, cellophane, metal and plastic (unidentified)
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact

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