Pill Tray - Mayday Hills Hospital, Wood & Metal, circa 1960. Pill tray used by nurses to distribute medications to patients at a mental health hospital Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960. Possibly made onsite in the carpenter's workshop at Mayday Hills Hospital. Used into the 1980s

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Circular piece of wood with three concentric grooves and embedded metal strip radiating from centre to form compartments. A cotton reel is nailed to the centre and from this extends a metal loop with which to carry the tray. Compartments are labelled with patient's name and medication in ink on adhesive cloth bandage.


Examples of pharmaceuitcal equipment used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia

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