The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
The Napier Hospital
The Napier Hospital occupies a prominent site on “Old Barrack Hill,” overlooking the inner harbour, or Port Ahuriri, and near the western extremity of the group of hills known as Scinde Island. The appearance and utility of the buildings have been greatly improved by the addition of a storey to the central portion, in which are situated the quarters of the resident medical officer. The wards are all lofty, well-lighted, and well-ventilated, and there is an air of cleanliness and comfort about the whole establishment. The regular staff consists of the medical superintendent, Dr. Wilson, the matron, and eleven nurses. The honorary staff includes; Dr. Henley, Dr. Bernan, Dr. Edgar, and Dr. Ronald.