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05 May 2014

New ward and building names announced 

Wards in the San’s new LW Clark Tower and an existing building wing will be named in honour of individuals whose commitment and passion have helped the San grow since its establishment in 1903. The namings will be officially celebrated at opening events later this year.


Level 6 – ROWE


Matron Rita Rowe graduated from nursing at SAH in 1934 and served as Matron of the San for 20 years from 1953-1973. Matron Rowe was sister to Pastor Allan Forbes (SAH Hospital Manager from 1947-1967) while her nephew Ramon also worked at SAH for several years.


Level 7 – GRANT


Dr John Grant AO OBE was a highly respected Neurosurgeon who worked at SAH from 1949-2001. Dr Grant was a co-founder of the Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association, Chairman of the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Organising Committee and helped develop the Royal North Shore Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit.


Level 8 – SHARPE


Dr Charles Sharpe OAM was a Plastic Surgeon at SAH from 1972-2002. Dr Sharpe established SAH’s Nepal plastic surgery outreach program in 1994 for which he and his wife Margaret each received Orders of Australia.


Level 9 – KNIGHT


The Knight family. Pastor Arthur Knight served as SAH Chaplain from 1925-1927 and then 1935-1951.


Dr John Knight AM (Pastor Knight’s son) worked at SAH for over 30 years. He and wife Noreen (who graduated from nursing at the San in 1953) founded the Medi-Aid Centre Foundation providing services to elderly community members. Peter Knight (Dr Knight’s son) served on the SAH Board from 2009-2012.


Level 10 - BALDWIN


Annette Baldwin AM worked at SAH for 45 years as nurse, midwife and nursing administrator and received an AM for her work in nurse education and her 23 year involvement in Open Heart International.


Ernest Baldwin was the first engineer at SAH from 1912-1927.


Various Baldwin family members continue their contribution to Sydney Adventist Hospital.


Level 11 – WOOLLER


Wendy Wooller worked at SAH for 39 years progressing from midwife in 1971 through to Director of Maternity, Paediatrics & Nursing Support before retiring in December 2010. Wendy was part of a team that delivered thousands of San babies during her employment at SAH.


South Wing H.E. Clifford Tower (current Maternity Unit) – KRESS BUILDING


Doctors Daniel and Lauretta Kress were the first medical leaders at SAH when it opened in 1903, and played an important role in developing the San’s distinctive ethos. Dr Lauretta Kress delivered the first San baby in January 1903.



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