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MEDICAL WARDS:

Hunt's House
Hunt's House
HUNT’S HOUSE: William Hunt; Governor, Benefactor and "second founder of the Hospital", who left £180,000 on his death in 1829 for a further 100 beds to be added to the site. His shield is white on red, with 8 gold stars. There is a silver-grey surround to the shield, and the face of the kneeler is scattered with capital Hs.
Barnabas Ward 1
Barnabas Ward 1
BARNABAS Ward: Ground Floor. This is a map of Cyprus, and shows a boat sailing a journey along a dotted line. The name BARNABAS is on the front. There is a “Greek” type boat on the back, and fishy sea-creatures at each end.
Barnabas Ward 2
Barnabas Ward 2
Ruth Ward
Ruth Ward
RUTH Ward: The name RUTH is on top, with ears of corn on cream and gold. These ears are repeated around the sides.
Outpatients
Outpatients
OUTPATIENTS: The sign in red hangs over the heads of 4 people on a bench. A man in a cloth cap reads a newspaper; a woman in an orange dress (can she be smoking?! There does seem to be smoke) sits with her arms folded. Next is a woman in green, and a small boy. On the left of the picture is the back view of a Sister (although the blue is pale for Guy's, perhaps it has faded), and a black cat.
Addison
Addison
ADDISON: Thomas Addison (1793-1860) is commemorated with his full name and dates on top.
Hurst
Hurst
HURST appears on the top of the kneeler, in gold letters in a burgundy box. A small gold cross sits in each of the corners of face 1, and in the centre of each of the sides. No initials, no dates. (Sir Arthur Hurst, Physician at Guy’s 1901-1944.)
Victoria
Victoria
VICTORIA shows the profile, facing left, of a young Queen wearing a coronet, and bounded either side by greenery. The name is worked on Face 2 in large capital letters in red, surrounded in white. Crowns at either end and greenery at the back
Stephen
Stephen
STEPHEN Ward: This has a golden crown on the top, with green boughs either side.
Bright
Bright
BRIGHT: Bright is represented by seven lit candles with a scattering of small red crosses on the top, and the name, Bright, on the front edge, and Richard on the back. 1789-1858.
Starling
Starling
STARLING; shows the bird itself, and its shadow, with the name in smaller gold capitals on Face 2. He was a respiratory physician of the 19th century after whom the Medical Intensive Care Unit in Hunts House was named in the 1970's.
Wilks
Wilks
WILKS: Samuel Wilks 1824-1911; much the same style as the kneelers for Addison and Hurst, and has red crosses on yellow, in boxes in the corners.
Miriam
Miriam
MIRIAM: the name in red on a cream box background, and surrounded by a profusion of flowers, repeated on all sides
John Ward
John Ward
JOHN Ward: 1 John 1:3 “In the beginning was the Word…”
Caleb
Caleb
CALEB/DIPLOCK: Mr Caleb Diplock left £20,000 in 1937 for a Children's Department, as a memorial to the benefactor. The letters of the names Caleb and Diplock, for the Surgical and Medical Paediatric wards respectively, appear on wooden blocks, with other toys around, such as a drum, a jack-in-the-box, a toy aeroplane, a ball, a teddy bear, a train and so on.
Diplock
Diplock
See Caleb
William Gull 1
William Gull 1
WILLIAM GULL: William Gull ward was on the very top floor of the building. The Kneeler shows two seagulls on a brick wall, Tower Bridge and the Thames. There are also several cranes of the docks nearby. " William Gull " is on Face 2, and views of St Pauls, and of the Tower of London appear elsewhere.
William Gull 2
William Gull 2
William Gull 3
William Gull 3
William Gull 4
William Gull 4
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