Babies in Moses baskets at Royal Alexandra Hospital, 1940s

Babies in Moses baskets, 1940s

A colourised photograph of infants in Moses baskets at Royal Alexandra Hospital, now part of Royal Sussex Hospital, 1940s. It is difficult to tell the exact age of these young patients, but they look to be between three and six months old. We do not have any details on why they were admitted, but these particular babies were obviously not suffering from infectious diseases, and would have been admitted for other reasons.

Image courtesy of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.