Operations Manager Amanda Harriss and General Manager Alison Zecchin

Royal North Shore is 130 years old, and to celebrate our birthday we have commissioned a commemorative photo book which shows the breadth of services on offer at the hospital in 2018.

The book also features a range of fantastic historic photos showing everything from an early operating theatre to a children's ward full of little diphtheria sufferers.

Veteran photographer Peter Kelly, who had been at the hospital many times covering news stories before working on the book, said he was amazed to discover the range of healthcare provided by RNSH staff.

"And at the centre of it all are the patients – it's the wellbeing of the patients which motivates the staff to keep doing their best, day in and day out," Peter said.

We all know our hospital holds a special place in the community's heart, and countless thousands of lives have been touched by Royal North Shore.

This hardcover book is a perfect memento for anyone who holds the hospital dear.

It will be launched on Monday 29 October and on sale, after that, at the hospital (from the front desk, the Corner Shop and at the Pink Ladies' shop), and at Dymocks, Chatswood, for $29.50. Click here and send an email with your details to order online ($10.50 postage and handling).

If you choose this option, please provide your contact details and we will call you to finalise your order.