Report, Report on the Earthquake at Napier, Medical Services
24 Feb 1931 Current rights
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The McHardy Maternity Home in Napier was badly damaged and evacuated. Doctor Thomas Gilray, who worked at Dr Moore's Hospital on Marine Parade, rescued all his patients and conveyed them to Awatoto where he obtained a private home and converted it into a hospital. Doctor Briggs lists all the doctors who worked loyally and well in the duties allotted them. He then expresses a deep sense of gratitude to the Health Department for the support given. He makes special mention of the nursing staff and doctors listing them by name. At the very end of the report is a list of hospital staff who were killed in the earthquake.
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