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Collected Item: “Statue of St Vincent wearing a mask”

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Statue of St Vincent wearing a mask

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Photograph

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St Vincent is the patron saint of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. This statue has been popular with visitors and staff, featured in many photos and selfies, located in a plaza area in front of the main inpatient facility which is a centre of gatherings and activity in normal times. A series of masks have been placed on St Vincent's face by staff to reinforce the message of the importance of this measure to limit the spread of the virus. The one pictured was one of many sewn by hospital volunteers in a project to provide masks for vulnerable community members.

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hospital
mask
statue
creativity
compassion

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Judy Clover

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2020-08-11
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