Important People is a professionally filmed documentary of a patient’s journey from diagnosis to receiving treatment and recovery. The Carlton hospital is shown in great need of update and expansion, with the proposed new hospital in Parkville a beacon of hope for paediatric care in Victoria.

Film Title: Important People
Production Date: 1956
Filming Location: The Royal Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria & The Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital; Mt Eliza, Victoria
Media: Digitised 16 mm colour film, sound
Duration: 42.50 minutes
Producer: John Bampfield / Moviegrams of Melbourne
Narrator: Geoff McComas
Accession Number: 2018.2466
©️ 1956 The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria


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