Friends fund Anniversary Display Cabinet

150th Anniversary Display Cabinet

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Yeatman Hospital, the Friends commissioned a cabinet to display artefacts relating to the founding of the hospital in honour of Harry Farr Yeatman, and other historic items.

One of the items displayed is the Royal Red Cross medal awarded in 1918 to Ada Kearvell, who was Matron from 1908 to 1934.

Ada Kearvell, Royal Red Cross Medal

This was awarded in recognition of the exceptional service she gave to British soldiers at the Yeatman Hospital during the war.

This is an old photograph of her after she had received her medal from King George V at Buckingham Palace. 

Ada Kearvell (left) after receiving her Royal Red Cross medal at Buckingham Palace, 1918

The new suite in the Willows Ward which the Friends have funded is named in her honour.   The Display Cabinet is located in Out-patient Reception.