Traveling Museum Exhibit during Nursing Week 2009
The Museum of Health Care was thrilled to be invited again to participate in the annual Kingston General Hospital Nursing Week activities. We brought our traveling museum exhibit “Infection Control through the Ages” around to nursing stations on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday May 14. During these visits we had the opportunity to share our touring display with 89 Kingston General Hospital Nurses and Staff.
This mini-exhibit focused on Dr. Joseph Lister, the originator of hospital infection control who promoted the disinfection of surgical areas, instruments, and the wearing infection free gloves. The carbolic sprayer on display was used with 5% phenol / carbolic solution to disinfect rooms and instruments.
The museum offers educational programs, introductory events and special events year round. During the summer months walking tours around historic KGH, gallery and exhibit tours. Official 2009 summer hours commence with the annual Doors Open Kingston event on Saturday June 20, 2009.
In keeping to our roots as the former residence for the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing (Ann Baillie Building, 1904 – 1969), the Museum has developed a new exhibition space: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital", opened in November 2008. The gallery tells the story of a student’s life in the school through an array of original artefacts. An adjoining room has been restored to recreate a typical student bedroom around 1930. For a year-round tribute to nurses, we strongly encourage you to come for a visit.