New Home for The Wyatt Leaf at the New Royal Adelaide Hospital

30 Apr 2018

Wyatt Governors and Staff were delighted to join Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) staff and Adelaide Sculptor, Jeremy Herbert, on Thursday, 26 April 2018 to celebrate Wyatt’s gifting of The Wyatt Leaf Sculpture to the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Wyatt commissioned Jeremy Herbert from Iron Edge Design to create the sculpture in 2005. The spectacular 3-metre high aluminium piece graced the foyer of 100 Pirie Street as a tribute to Wyatt’s founder, Dr William Wyatt, honouring his legacy assisting South Australians experiencing hardship.

One of Dr Wyatt’s longest associations during his lifetime was with the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His contribution spanned more than 45 years, commencing in 1838 as Medical Board Secretary and subsequently playing a central role in its development as Chairman of the Hospital.

When building works at 100 Pirie Street in 2017 meant that the sculpture required a new home, the opening of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital site on Port Road provided the perfect opportunity to mark Dr Wyatt’s contribution to the early development of the hospital.

The Wyatt Leaf now stands in the courtyard at the main entrance of the New Royal Adelaide. Themed ‘like a leaf restocks the soil with nutrients, the act of philanthropy inspires people to grow’, the piece is a fitting acknowledgement of Dr Wyatt’s incredible philanthropic legacy in our State.

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