A nurse measuring medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, City of London, Greater London

A nurse measuring medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, City of London, Greater London
Photograph taken 29 September 1939 © Source: Historic England Archive ref: med01_01_0525

A nurse measuring medicine from an open medicine trolley in a ward. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital hadf special ward trolleys for carrying round patient’s medicines. They were made from sheet steel and contained 24 small cupboards, each numbered with a number corresponding to a bed in the ward. When not in use the cupboards are kept locked. The top of the trolley could be used to carry beakers, drinking glasses, etc., and at the end was a towel rail. The trolley could easily pushed round the ward on its rubber tyred wheels.